BHOPAL: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan finished his “peace fast” on Sunday afternoon after 28 hours and promised farmers that their requirements will be fulfilled soon. He also expressed thanks to his supporters who followed him at Bhopal’s Dussehra Maidan.
“We have received wide support from Bharatiya Kisan Sangh & other groups. I am indebted & grateful to them,” Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted.
Those prompting aggression will not be secured, Mr Chouhan stated, “Justice will be done and culprits will be punished.”
He added that the farmers will be rewarded for their losses.
The kins of five farmers who lost lives in police gunfire during strike last week in Mandsaur directed Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Saturday to end his fast. On Sunday, he stated, “I have always tried to everything possible to help the farmers. Their problems are ours. They are our own.”
On Wednesday, the farmers demanded MP CM for better costs for their crops and loan waivers. Later, the police started gunfire to manage the crowd. Nearly five farmers lost their lives on the spot while one was arrested by the police died in the hospital.
As strike blow up across the state after the gunfire, the Chief Minister started what came to be called a “peace fast”.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had directed farmers to share their problems with him at the maidan. “Your labour won’t go waste,” he told them. “I know of the bumper crop production that sent the prices crashing. I know your problems,” he added.
He directed the farmers that the state government will purchase farm products and provide cost-effective costs to farmers.