Chouhan to hold fast tomorrow in Bhopal; will hear out farmers

  • Chouhan to hold fast tomorrow in Bhopal; will hear out farmers

Chouhan to hold fast tomorrow in Bhopal; will hear out farmers

Chouhan, however, said he would remain steadfast till peace is restored in the state.

The state government has accused the Congress of making an otherwise peaceful farmers' agitation descend into lawlessness. First, the government said that the police didn't fire at farmers during the agitation.

Internet services in Mandsaur, Ratlam and Ujjain were also suspended following the farmers' protests, and a curfew was imposed.

Another report by The Times of India states that she went to Dusshera Maiden on Saturday to meet the chief minister to complain about her ordeal, but she was turned away by police officials there.

In an interview, CM Chouhan said, "One thing that made me emotional was the number of our children that we lost in these protests".

Chouhan however warned that his government would not allow anyone to disturb the law and order in the state.

"We just want fair price for our produce". "We are going to buy different varieties of pulses at MSP". Each onion of farmers will be bought. "Your labour won't go waste", he promised.

Earlier on June 4, the chief minister had claimed after a meeting with representatives of agitating farmers at Ujjain, that differences with cultivators were ironed out with the RSS' farmers outfit Bharatiya Kisan Sangh even announcing that the strike had been withdrawn.

"Radha Mohan Singh has no moral right to remain in-charge of agriculture ministry after the killing of farmers in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh", said Maharathy before he was taken into custody. "We also asked for stern action against the culprits", said a deceased farmer's father. "Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfill his promise of providing 50 per cent profit over the cost of production", said Surjewala. Madhya Pradesh is a temple to me and its people are my God.

Meanwhile, the Congress termed the indefinite fast by Chouhan amid farmers unrest in the state, as a "pretence" and asked him to prepare for his "political exile".

Coimbatore: Hitting out at the Congress and the Left parties for "politicising" the farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said it was done only to "tarnish" the image of the NDA government, which was celebrating three years in office.

"Though he is trying to send a message that he is resorting to Gandhi-giri, it is absolutely not so", he added. "He neither sat beneath the statue of "Bapu" nor garlanded Mahatma's statue before launching his "nautanki"," he added. He also thanked his supporters who accompanied him at Bhopal's Dussehra Maidan.