1. Madhya Pradesh farmers protest LIVE: Shivraj Singh Chouhan begins indefinite fast for peace in Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh farmers protest LIVE: Shivraj Singh Chouhan begins indefinite fast for peace in Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh farmers protest LIVE: As the farmers protest in the state intensified in last one week, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to go on a fast at the Dussehra Maidan in the state capital, Bhopal

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2017 2:10 PM
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Madhya Pradesh farmers protest LIVE: As the farmers protest in the state intensified in last one week, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to go on a fast at the Dussehra Maidan in the state capital, Bhopal and hear the grievances of the cultivators on Saturday. He made this announcement on Friday during a press conference where he said that the state government will bring in a loan-settlement scheme for farmers who defaulted on the repayment of their loans. Madhya Pradesh farmers were protesting since June 1 but things went ugly when five of them were killed in an alleged open fire by the local police on June 6. This led to widespread violence including several incidents of arson in the state.

Here are Madhya Pradesh farmers protest LIVE updates:

2:07 PM: Many farmers have reached Bhopal and are trying to meet the chief minister, reported India Today.

12:45 PM: This is what Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh had to say about the situation in the state:

12:30 PM: Protests have started in Bhopal by the Congress workers against the deaths that happened in Mandsaur, reported Times Now.

12:08 PM: Public property was damaged during the protests. Vehicles were burnt and buses were torched but this property belongs to people only. How can such acts be justified, asks Chouhan.

12:02 PM: “More than 65% of our population is dependent on farming. The state can’t progress without farmers,” said Chouhan.

11:48 AM: Whenever there has been a crisis, I didn’t sit at my office and visited the farmers myself.

11:46 AM: The state cannot move ahead without the farmers. After I became the CM, farmers got 40 lakh hectares of land.

11:44 AM: Chouhan says my each breath in last few hours has been taken for the development of Madhya Pradesh. He added that government’s priority was farming in the state.

11:42 AM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan is addressing the gathering in Bhopal now. He welcomed everyone at the ground.

11:27 AM: Here are the images from the venue:

(Source: ANI)

11:20 AM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reached the venue and will begin his fast shortly. Meanwhile, Congress has responded by calling it theatrics.

11:10 AM: Here’s what Congress MLA Shakuntala Khatik had to say about her video that went viral:

10:40 AM: MP Agriculture Minister while talking to ANI said there is no question of farm loan waiver as the government didn’t take any interest from the farmers.

10:33 AM: The preparations are underway for Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s fast in Bhopal.

10:20 AM: “I will sit on a fast in the open and run my government so that farmers can approach me for discussion,” Chouhan told a press meet. He said the government has constituted a Rs 1,000 crore price stabilisation fund to help farmers secure a better price for their crops.

10:10 AM: “A case has been registered against many Congress leaders in the district under Nagar Palika level. I think charges have been framed against them. They will not go scot free for indulging in these acts of violence for misusing the farmers’ agitation,” said BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao.

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    Satish Chandran
    Jun 10, 2017 at 10:33 am
    IT'S STARTING, FOR THE FALSE RHETORICS, FEKU'S , PLS NOTE
    Reply

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