Punjab Congress demands resignation of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan over deaths in Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest
The Punjab Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the death of five persons in the farmers’ agitation in the state. “The party condemns the killings in police firing in MP,” Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar told reporters in Chandigarh. Holding the BJP government there responsible for “mishandling” the situation, he demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi seek Chouhan’s resignation.
“On one hand, the BJP government at the Centre has promised to double the income of farmers by 2022 and on the other, bullets were fired on growers demanding debt relief,” Jakhar said. Five persons were killed on Tuesday in MP’s Mandsaur district as an agitation by farmers for debt relief and better crop prices turned violent, prompting authorities to clamp curfew in the trouble-hit area.
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