Mandsaur killings: CM Shivraj Singh blames Cong for conspiring violence, announces ex gratia of Rs one crore to kin of deceased

Updated On : 06 Jun , 2017 , 11:58 PM
Mandsaur killings:CM Shivraj Singh blames Cong for conspiring violence (Source-ANI)
Mandsaur killings:CM Shivraj Singh blames Cong for conspiring violence (Source-ANI)
New Delhi:

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs one crore to the kin of deceased in the firing incident during farmers’ protest in Mandsaur. Singh has increased the amount of compensation from Rs ten lakh to Rs one crore. He also assured a government job to the kin of deceased as per their eligibility.

He also urged people to maintain peace. The chief minister said a few people are trying to disturb the accord, but the government is committed to development in the state. 

Five people were killed and 4 injured in a firing during farmers’ protest in the incident. Curfew has been imposed in sensitive areas. 

He said the government has agreed to all reasonable demands and an order has been released in this regard. 

Chouhan said the state government is sensitive and it stands with farmers. He alleged that Congress hatched conspiracy and it tried to fuel violence. He said several Congress leaders did in past.  Chouhan ordered judicial enquiry into the firing incident.

Singh dubbed the incident as unfortunate and ordered a judicial probe into the matter.

Reacting to the protests, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed Centre saying that the NDA government is at war with the farmers in the country. The Congress party has called a complete bandh on Wednesday. 

Samajwadi Party also announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to kin of deceased farmers in the incident. 

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said his government is taking all necessary steps to address the issues of agitating farmers.

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“This government is farmers’ government. All necessary steps have been initiated to address farmers’ concerns,” Chouhan had said at a hurriedly-convened press conference in Bhopal on Monday. A price stabilisation fund of Rs 1,000 crore would be set up to purchase the farm produce at the minimum support price (MSP), he said.

First Published : Tuesday, June 06, 2017 06:52 PM
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