Madhya Pradesh farmers protests: Shivraj Singh Chouhan appeals for peace, says ‘govt working for you’

In a series of tweets, the chief minister also appealed to the farmers to maintain peace and harmony across the state and not to give credence to rumours.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 4:29 pm
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In a move to quell the tension that arose after farmers protest turned violent on Tuesday in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said his “administration is implementing every demand raised by the farmers”. He said he himself is a farmer and understands problems faced by them. “I am in constant touch with the officials and checking the status of the incident in real-time.”

In a series of tweets, the chief minister also appealed to the farmers to maintain peace and harmony across the state and not to give credence to rumours.

On Tuesday, five farmers were killed and several injured in firing during protests in Mandsaur. While police denied firing on the agitating farmers, the state government ordered a judicial probe into the matter. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, meanwhile, conceded that police may have acted in self-defence.

He had also announced compensation of Rs 1 crore for the kin of the dead and Rs 5 lakh to those injured. Officials claim shots were fired from within the mob of protesters.

In western Madhya Pradesh, farmers are protesting since June 1. They are demanding minimum support price for their farm produce, besides other things. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi earlier blamed the Modi government for the ongoing farmers’ protests and firing in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, saying, “Government is at war with the farmers of our country.”

In response, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu criticised the Congress party on Wednesday for politicising the incident and said, “Madhya Pradesh is an island of peace. I tell Congress don’t politicise, don’t fuel violence in the name of farmers.”

 

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    Prasanta Mishra
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Farmers are antinational as they prtest against deshbhakt cirtificate providers.
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      Honesty truth hardwork
      Jun 7, 2017 at 7:38 pm
      Jat Andolan, Patel Andolan, Award Wapasi, Intolerance, Congress NCP SP is playing extreme dirty politics. They want to drain central govt. treasury so that no development work takes place. They sat on OROP etc. bankrupted the govt. treasury and now ARE CREATING TROUBLE TO MODI GOVT. BY RESTRICTING FUNDS. I will definately vote for Modi as I dont want dirty politics
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        Tushar
        Jun 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm
        😂😂😂 wotta heart breaking performance by bKth .. Any ways I appreciate ur commitment dude
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          Honesty Truth Hardwork
          Jun 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm
          Tushar and gopal You are free to vote Rahul if you wish.
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          gopal
          Jun 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm
          Where Modi government is working . That is reason farmers are protesting. All policies of Modi government is fai .
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          arc
          Jun 7, 2017 at 7:35 pm
          Vyapam thief .murderer 's promise is as suspect as when an RSS swami tells an underage girl "come to my parlor, I'll give you a toffee."
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            Bharat
            Jun 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm
            The Central Govt should also think to waive off ('Maff') of Home Loan for IT professional as in IT sector people loosing job !! The IT professional should demand as the farmers demanding as they are no getting proper price of their products or the UP Govt already did !!
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              s s nair
              Jun 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm
              Govt is working for you-means RSS. Govt is fighting with common man.
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                Raj
                Jun 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                SAys the Mallu who doesn't know the difference between rice and wheat and talks about "farming" ? Come back when you are actually know how to do agriculture - barking without a plan is easy and the natural state of liberals who have spoiled farmers into being beggars - asking for charity every few years.
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                  arc
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm
                  @Raj. Nair is lucky that he does not belong to the uneducated uncultured casteist gobar eating cowbelt where family members can't address each other without invoking visions of incestual rape of their mothers and sisters in a language that is the least literature rich among all Indian languages.
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                    Tushar
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm
                    Mallus don't do much agriculture .there is a reason behind it .. W h O l e Kerala itself is a city .... U can't find much unused land what doesn't hve atleast a building n each 10000/sqft .... But we really know the difference between cow and human ...we know the difference between ... A hate monger and a genuine person ...and difference between the humanity and cruelty .... We know y education is given for ... We know each individual has same emotions wot we have . .. Only thing we can't differentiate is religion .... What we really don't want to .... Farmers prosperity is mostly.based on the climate .u cannot blame any party .. Don't abuse or accuse others for the inefficiency of the government .
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                  sunny
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm
                  Shaji after visiting Kerala , stated that Left is responsible for kil of RSS people at Kannur area. That is ok. Now in case of MP , they are blaming congress for violation resulting kil .Anything happen in our country NDA is clean others are---
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                    Tushar
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm
                    Hahahaha who doesn't know that in Kerala people died more are from CPM side and RSS is doing a victim cry since they are in the power at the centre ..to draw sympathy ... They are all total liars ...they can make people believe any thing they want with strong media platform
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                      gopal
                      Jun 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm
                      Good reply to BJP chamchas
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                      s s nair
                      Jun 7, 2017 at 4:50 pm
                      Modi is celebrating Modi fest whereas farmers are not allowing him to do further development of BJP and Modi. Modi is fighting terrorists, but people oppose him.
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                        Raj
                        Jun 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm
                        Farmers have been instigated by leftists and Maoists into committing violence and destroying and attacking public property. Apparently todaay the corrupt and political parasites will go and take pictures with dead bodies and make publicity on the graves of people.
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                          Tushar
                          Jun 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm
                          It was failure of the government Don't put the blame on others . There were many other plans they could have tried if government can't afford the waiver....they could have declared 4 years as no repayment period... Once they over come.the loss let them.repay .. atleast interest can be waved ..but these government pla arrogant r olr.
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                            gopal
                            Jun 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm
                            Are you from BJP IT cell
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                          Amit Patel
                          Jun 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm
                          I see no comments on Farmers protest. Everyone is busy reading Sehwag two-line resume for India Coach.
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