Shivraj to meet deceased farmers' kin in Mandsaur on Wednesday

  • IANS

    IANS | Bhopal

    June 13, 2017 | 01:15 PM
Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj Singh Chouhan (PHOTO: Facebook)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will visit Mandsaur on Wednesday to meet the families of farmers killed in police firing, officials said on Tuesday.

According to officials, the Chief Minister is also expected to meet the farmer leaders. 

On Sunday, Chouhan ended his day-old indefinite fast which he started here for the restoration of peace in his state rocked by violence during a farmers' agitation.

The farmers in Madhya Pradesh are on strike since June 1 demanding loan waiver and remunerative prices for their produce. 

At least five persons were killed in police firing in Mandsaur on June 6. Farmer leaders, however, put the number of deaths at eight. One farmer died later of injuries sustained in clashes with police.

The violence by farmers in Mandsaur had spilled over to several other districts, including the Malwa-Nimad area and even reached the state capital.