Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Mandsaur: Just one day after Congress’ Madhya Pradesh heavyweight Jyotiraditya Scindia and Gujarat’s Patel quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel were not allowed to enter the violence-hit region of Mandsaur, state chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the town. The Madhya Pradesh chief minister visited Mandsaur’s Badwan and Lodh villages on Wednesday and met the families of farmers killed in police firing, reported ANI. This visit becomes very important as three farmers reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday, allegedly due to indebtedness and one of them belonged to Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s home district Sehore.
Here are live updates from Shivraj Singh Chouhan Mandsaur visit:
12:50 PM: After Badwan, Shivraj Singh Chouhan also visited Mandsaur’s Lodh village and met kin of farmers killed in police firing:
12:36 PM: Yesterday, the Madhya Pradesh government had also sanctioned financial aid of Rs one crore each to the families of the six farmers killed during protests in Mandsaur.
12:15 PM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Badwan village and the met the family of a farmer killed in firing on June 6.
12:04 PM: Jyotiraditya Scindia will sit on a Satyagraha in Bhopal on Wednesday which will start at 3 pm.
11:59 PM: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is set to fast for 72 hours starting Wednesday, according to ABP News. This is in response to Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s peace fast.
11:52 AM: The Aam Aadmi Party is also set to hold a farmers’ conference on June 17 where Arvind Kejriwal will discuss the issue with farmer leaders. “Be it Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan or Haryana, the BJP had promised to accept all demands of farmers if voted to power in these states,” the party said.
11:45 AM: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reached Mandsaur, reported ANI. He will go to the Badwan village to meet the family of a farmer killed in police firing.
11:25 AM: Supporting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement that purchasing below the minimums support price would be considered an offence, many mandis (wholesale markets) in Madhya Pradesh stopped purchase of food-grains, pulses and oilseeds on Tuesday, reported PTI.
11:00 AM: Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also tried to visit Mandsaur despite he was denied permission from the local authorities. He was the detained by the police.
10:45 AM: Section 144 has been removed from Mandsaur ahead of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s visit, reported ANI this morning.
10:30 AM: Scindia was also detained during his Mandsaur visit on Tuesday. “All rules are being torn to shreds. Dictatorship and Nazism (Hitlershahi) prevails in Madhya Pradesh,” he told the media amid cries of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ by agitated Congress supporters.
10:15 AM: Meanwhile, Hardik Patel told the media that his job is to serve the people and he is doing that. “The farmers should get the appropriate value of their crops. My duty is to work for the society and I am doing that. To maintain law and order in the state is Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s work, and, if he is not able to do that, then he should leave the government. He should have faith in his police force. Make good arrangements and make people meet,” he added.