The Communist Party India (CPI) on Wednesday condemned the police firing on the agitating farmers in Madhya Pradesh that has caused five deaths.

"This is shocking that the BJP government is resorting to brutal police action on the farmers. It exposes the real face of the government," the CPI statement said. 

"The government continuously refuses to heed to the genuine demands of farmers that include loan waivers and remunerative prices for their products," the statement added.

The party conveyed condolences to the families of peasants who lost their lives in the firing and demanded the suspension of police officers responsible. 

The CPI demanded a judicial inquiry into the firing incident.