A farmer reportedly died of a coronary heart assault throughout a public assembly in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district on Sunday, the place BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was scheduled to talk, an official mentioned.
The Congress alleged that the BJP leaders continued to deal with the general public assembly even after the demise of the farmer.
“A 70-year-old farmer recognized as Jiwan Singh, a resident of Chandpur village within the district, got here to attend the general public assembly at Mundi on Sunday. However his situation deteriorated and he collapsed on the chair,” Mundi police station in-charge Antim Pawar mentioned.
“He was taken to a hospital, the place medical doctors declared him lifeless. Preliminary investigation revealed that he died of a coronary heart assault,” he mentioned.
In line with eyewitnesses, native leaders have been addressing the gathering when the farmer died.
Later, Mr Scindia reached the stage and on being informed in regards to the demise, he paid tribute to the deceased farmer and noticed a one-minute silence, they mentioned.
Congress chief and former Union minister Arun Yadav, nevertheless, accused the BJP, Mr Scindia and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as being insensitive in direction of farmers.
“A farmer died throughout the BJP’s public assembly underneath the Mandhata meeting seat at present and the leaders saved delivering speeches. Is that this BJP’s mentality and humanity?” he mentioned.
When requested, senior BJP chief Govind Malu mourned the farmer’s demise and informed PTI that the leaders paid tributes as quickly as they got here to learn about it.
“Therefore, the Congress mustn’t take pleasure in this type of politics over the demise of a farmer. It’s unhappy. The leaders together with Scindia paid tribute to the farmer as quickly as they got here to know in regards to the demise,” he mentioned.