During a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district, where BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was scheduled to speak a septuagenarian farmer reportedly died.
Followed by the death of the farmer, the Congress alleged that the BJP leaders continued to address the public meeting even after the death of the farmer.
According to eyewitnesses, local leaders were addressing the gathering when the farmer died.
Later, Scindia reached the stage and on being told about the death, he paid tribute to the deceased farmer and observed a one-minute silence, they said.
The farmer reportedly died of a heart attack.
"A 70-year-old farmer identified as Jiwan Singh, a resident of Chandpur village in the district, came to attend the public meeting at Mundi on Sunday. But his condition deteriorated and he collapsed on the chair," Mundi police station in-charge Antim Pawar said.
"He was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Initial investigation revealed that he died of a heart attack," he said.
(with inputs from PTI)