Bhopal, June 10: In Madhya Pradesh, a delegation of 15 big and 236 small farmers met chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today during first day of his indefinite fast. After meeting farmer’s delegations, Mr Chouhan said that several suggestions have come up and his government will work out on them and will take decisions keeping in view the interest of the people. He said his fast will continue until total peace is restored in the state.
The Chief Minister began his indefinite fast to restore peace in the state at Bhopal’s BHEL Dushhera ground this morning. Addressing the gathering at the beginning of his fast, Mr. Chouhan said that beneficial price will be ensured for farmers in the state through Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Input Cost and Marketing Commission.
Mr. Chouhan said that the bumper production has resulted due to government’s policies. It has resulted in fall in crop prices. He said that onion, tuar, arhar and summer moong will be procured on minimum support price.
Speaker of state legislative assembly Sitasaran Sharma, almost all members of council of ministers, state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Prabhat Jha and Kailash Joshi were present on the stage during the beginning of the chief Minister’s fast.
Ministers and officers of concerning departments were present during talks between farmers delegations and Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Farmers from different parts came in large number to participate at BHEL dushehra maidan. After meeting farmers, Mr. Chouhan took several officials meetings.
BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiay met farmers in Indore today to know their problems and suggestions. He said that he will inform the state government and the centre about farmers demands. Congress staged a protest march in Bhopal and other places of the state. Meanwhile, in violence hit Mandsaur situation is totally peaceful.
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