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MP farmers protest : Shivraj Chouhan goes on fast for peace

10 June 2017, 05:05 | Colleen Roy

MP farmers protest : Shivraj Chouhan goes on fast for peace

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan peace fast: After the situation in Madhya Pradesh went a bit tense in last one week, the state chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan made a decision to go on a peace fast on Saturday morning. Many party workers too gathered to listen to the chief minister on the occasion.

The Chief Minister is sitting at Bhopal's Dussehra Maidan, where people can discuss their problems with him.

The farmers have been demanding better prices for their produce, debt relief, among other things.

Tweeting in Hindi, BJPMadhyaPradesh said that who else can understand the sorrows of a farmer but the son of a farmer, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan?

- Congress workers stage a demonstration against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal.

The central government is in touch with states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, and sensitising them against any possible protest by farmers, officials said in Delhi. A temporary residence has been set up, with heavy deployment of forces at the venue. "The Chief Minister will hold discussions on different schemes launched by the government, including "School Chale Hum", he would also review the Kharif produce, issues related to Hamidia Hospital and will primarily be talking to the farmers", sources in the administration said. I have chose to follow his footstep, Chouhan says.

The Opposition has slammed Chouhan's decision to go on fast.

Congress state president Arun Yadav said: "This fasting is a farce being played out by Chouhan".

The killing of six farmers in police firing in the state's Mandsaur district has fuelled protests, which were going on in dupport of higher minimum support prices (MSP) and loan waiver.

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