NEW DELHI -- Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over the farmer's protest, saying it is at war with them and "feeding" them with bullets for demanding their rights.
Referring to the violence during the ongoing farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, he tweeted:
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The Congress party also tweeted:
The Aam Aadmi Party demanded resignation of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
AAP Madhya Pradesh in-charge Gopal Rai said the incident reflected anti-farmer mentality of the BJP who remembered farmers only during elections.
"They have not been able to fulfil a single poll promise made during the elections," he said.
Five persons were killed on Tuesday as the farmers' agitation turned violent in Mandsaur district, prompting the authorities to clamp curfew in the trouble-hit area.
Some eyewitnesses alleged that the victims suffered bullet wounds, but Mandsaur district authorities denied police fired on the protesters who went on a rampage.
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