Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is presently conducting discussions with farmer's representatives at Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal.
The CM is conducting an indefinite fast since Saturday morning for 'peace' following farmers protests and death of farmers in Mandsaur due to police firing. Chouhan said that non-violence is Gandhiji's principle and he has decided to follow his footsteps
On Friday, he had held a press conference in Mandsaur where he said that he will fast at Dussehra Maidan on Saturday from 11 AM to bring peace. He also said that people may come to him to discuss their problems.
The CM said that his government is open to negotiating with the farmers on their demands. At the same time, he sent a strong message to miscreants saying they will be strictly dealt with.
# CM Chouhan meets farmers from Magron and Bari.
# CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is having a discussion with farmer representatives at Dussehra Maidan in BHEL, Bhopal.
#Whenever farmers have faced any problem, whenever crops have been destroyed; I didn't spend time at CM house, I came to the fields to understand your problems:
# In last 11.5 yrs have worked tirelessly for all classes of young, women, farmers. Development is our focus: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Last year when the price of onions fell, no demands came. However, still we bought onions at the rate of Rs. 6 per kg: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We bought 1 lakh quintal last year from farmers. This year also there has been a bumper harvest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# All efforts are directed at doubling farmers income & making agriculture remunerative: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# My farmer brothers, please don't panic. Onions will be bought at the rate of 8 Rs. per kg: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# I am telling all farmer brothers of Madhya Pradesh that we will buy 'Tuar Dal' (pulses) at Rs. 5,050 per quintal from June 10: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We will buy Moong Dal from farmers during the summer season at Rs. 5,225 per quintal. We will help them to earn profits: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We will provide adequate prices to farmers for their products and help them in earning profits: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# A new fund has been announced for farmers. It will help them in receiving good prices for their products: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# A movement is justified only if the government is not listening to people's demands. I am sitting here to listen to your demands: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# People built up stories from unconfirmed sources to claim that Shivraj will not pay a single penny. I have never uttered such words for farmers: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Investigations will be conducted to find out the culprits behind the violence which took place amongst protest. The government will take strict action against the culprits: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# I will hold discussions with farmers at the site of my fast, the decisions will be taken from here only.
# My brothers, all the property which has been burnt, this is not Shivraj Singh Chouhan's property, it is the loss of someone who is close to all of us: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Will civil society accept a protest's legitimacy, if kids and women shout in it: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# If the farmer is beaten up, I am hurt: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# I am not a cruel man. If the public is hurt, I am hurt: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Non-violence is Gandhiji's principle. I have decided to follow his footsteps: CM
# I will be sitting here to spread love and discuss problem of people: CM
# I urge to 7.5 crores of people to restore peace in the state. Let us not destroy our beautiful state
# The interest rate on farm loans used to be 18%, but in my tenure it has been reduced to a vast extent. Now, if you take 1 lakh rupees, you need to return only ninety thousand.
# When I had become CM, farming was done on 7.5 lakh hectares, now its done on more than 40 lakh hectares.
# Farmers' lands will not be taken without their permission
# My whole life is dedicated for people - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# More than 65% of our population is dependent on farming. State's development, farmers' development our only aim - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We have come here to talk to farmers - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Sending water for irrigation in farms is our priority - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# The state can't move ahead if farmers are not with us - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Some people are trying to incite violence in the name of protests - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We have helped in development of farmers the most - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# Our aim is the state's development -Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We won't let farmers die - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
# We want to give the message that we are with you in your troubled times. We are sitting at the ground. Please come to us and discuss your problems: N Mishra, MP minister
Sandesh dena chahte hain aapke dukh mein sahbhagi hain, maidan mein bhaithe hain, aaiye charcha ke liye: N Mishra, MP min on MP CM's fast pic.twitter.com/Qc6PsrApam— ANI (@ANI_news) June 10, 2017
# Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reached Dussehra ground
# It's impossible to waive off farmers' loans, no interest has been taken from them - Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen