Accusing the ruling BJP government of resorting to British-style repression, the Madhya Pradesh Congress has asked Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to immediately stop “forcible land acquisition” for a power project in Katni, about 300 km from here.

The protests against the project have claimed the life of woman farmer Sunia Bai who immolated herself on Tuesday after she received a government notice asking her to vacate 4.5 acres of land she owned.