Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting over farmer deaths in Mandsaur

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting with senior ministers of his cabinet over the ongoing violence and the death of five farmers during the protests in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Home Minister  Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were amongst others present at the meeting.

Five people were killed and four others were injured after police who were unable to manage protesting farmers in Mandsaur opened fire at the crowd. However, district authorities have denied the involvement of cops, adding that it was “miscreants” who opened fire as the crowd went on a complete rampage.

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