Mandsaur violence: Shivraj Singh Chouhan fast enters day 2, vows to resolve farmers’ issues

shivraj Singh Chauhan also met family members of the deceased on Saturday and claimed that they had urged him to discontinue the fast. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mandsaur Violence, Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Bhopal’s Dussehra Maidan on Sunday. (Source: ANI)

As Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s indefinite fast against the recent violence in Mandsaur entered its second day, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said that the farmers issues occupied his thoughts even in dreams and he would resolve them soon.  “I slept intermittently and all that while I kept thinking about what all topics – out of the ones we discussed with the farmers – can be worked upon as soon as possible,” Chouhan told news agency ANI on Sunday.

Chouhan began his indefinite fast on Saturday after Madhya Pradesh witnessed a series of violent clashes between protesting farmers and security forces deployed in the state. Six farmers lost their lives in police filing in Mandsaur.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister met family members of the deceased and claimed that they had urged him to discontinue his fast. “One thing that made me emotional was the number of our children that we lost in these protests. Their parents came to meet me yesterday and despite such grief befalling upon them, asked me to put an end to the issue,” he said.

“I discussed many problems and its solution. There are some issues which have already been addressed and there are some on which we have to take a decision. We are considering every issue seriously whether it is small or big. We will think about it and discuss it and thereafter, we will definitely take a decision in the interest of farmers,” he added.

On the other hand, Opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh criticised the CM for sitting on an indefinite fast ‘instead of addressing the problem’. “Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s fast is a drama…it is a sham…nothing but a pretence. He should answer why a case of murder has not been filed in the death of five farmers in MP,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in New Delhi on Saturday.

 

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    abraham
    Jun 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    get lost looteri ress for hijacking the farmers protest
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      Ravi
      Jun 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm
      Double standard and power-hungry BJP leaders again on doing "nautanki" and tel lies to fool people. BJP will repent.
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        jk
        Jun 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm
        Make in Ìndia,Made in India,Stand up india,Clean india;now Fast in India. How long this comedy circus will go??
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          Ravi
          Jun 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm
          Double standard and power-hungry BJP leaders again on doing "nautanki" and tel lies to fool people.
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            AMM
            Jun 11, 2017 at 2:09 pm
            NO nautanki dear CM, please resolve the issues of farmers.
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              TRUTH OF
              Jun 11, 2017 at 2:08 pm
              Can any one say me why CM is on fast? 1. He is asking center for relief package for farmer and hence went on fast... 2. He have no idea how to resolve the over commitment done by the center government and PM during election hence he is on fast.... 3. He is on fast to dilute the w issue turns the attention from farmers to the CM i media and slowly curb the w agitation. 4. He went on fast to ensure that the PM himself come back to India and face the issue that is created by him 5. Farmers are not fasting they are agitating hence CM went on fast as a peaceful protest. In Any on the above case the issues raised by Farmers cannot be resolved. Government seems begging farmers to stop protest and compromise the rates and all suffering ...and CM found good way to blackmail them...fasting
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                Dash
                Jun 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm
                Cong will pay a very heavy price for the loot,arson,violencecin MP. Buses trucks police stations cars and a temple burnt. Toll plaza liquor shop looted. People are extremely angry with cong. Their riot leaders are absconding.
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                  arc
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm
                  Doston, aao dekho Chuha on fast.
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