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Video Shows Former BJP President Facing Farmers’ Ire During Agitation in Madhya Pradesh

Nandkumar Singh Chauhan had reportedly visited the area to assess crop loss but anguished farmers started questioning him about crop insurance claims.

Vivek Trivedi | News18

Updated:June 9, 2018, 9:23 PM IST
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Video Shows Former BJP President Facing Farmers’ Ire During Agitation in Madhya Pradesh
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Burhanpur: The former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Madhya Pradesh unit faced the wrath of farmers recently when he went to meet them during the ongoing agitation in Burhanpur district.

A video that surfaced on social media shows Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, an MP from Khandwa parliamentary constituency, being confronted by irate farmers.

Chauhan had reportedly visited the area to assess crop loss but anguished farmers started questioning him about crop insurance claims.

According to the video, the farmers surrounded the MP’s vehicle as soon as he tried to disembark.

They kept insisting that the leader visit their farms, even as Chauhan claimed he was in the area to assess crop loss.

The video also shows some BJP leaders trying to pacify the mob, even as a local farmer threatens that they would boycott the elections.

“Rs 10,000, 20,000 and 25,000… No one knows where the insurance money goes,” a farmer is heard saying. He claims that even farmer credit societies have no idea of where the money goes.

Chauhan is seen leaving the venue soon after the chaos.

There was, however, no clarity on when the video was shot.

Before being replaced as state head by Rakesh Singh, Chauhan had reportedly told chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan that he wished to devote some time to his home constituency.

Insiders believe that the MP’s apprehensions are rooted in the resentment in his constituency.

Sources in the BJP also claim that Chauhan could contest the assembly polls from Mandhata assembly constituency in an effort to maintain his political standing.

The MP could not be reached for comments on the incident despite several attempts.



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