Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister, Narottam Mishra, on Monday charged the opposition Congress of misleading farmers on the purchase of wheat and creating obstacles in its procurement.

Mishra, who also happens to be the spokesman of the state government, told reporters that the Congress in the state was creating "hurdles" through the Central government in purchase of wheat.

Mishra said that it was only because of Congress's designs that farmers in some areas appeared to be "dissatisfied". All arrangements regarding the purchase have been finalised and every grain produced by the farmers would be bought by the state government, he said.

Mishra also dismissed the reports of a 55-year-old farmer in Raisen district committing suicide due to distress, saying the farmer died of "food poisoning".

(Agencies)

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