Jyotiraditya Scindia jumps into farmer’s stir
The ongoing farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing political innovations by ruling as well as the opposition parties. On Sunday, when Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s indefinite fast to restore peace amid raging farmer’s protests entered into second day Congress has also reportedly announced to launch three day ‘satyagrah’ from next Wednesday.
Congress Chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia will sit on a 72 hour long ‘satyagrah’ from June 14 in Bhopal to protest against “anti farmer politics” of the BJP government in the state.
According to Congress Spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi, Scindia will also visit Mandsaur on June 13 to meet the family members of the farmers killed in police firing last Tuesday.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, after having passed first night of his indefinite fast said on Sunday that “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.” He further said “kisaankhwaabon mein bhi the, haqeeqat mein bhi.” (The farmers and their issues were in my thoughts and dreams.)
Chouhan also described how the families of the deceased farmers, killed in the past week’s police firing in Mandsaur, met him and asked him to discontinue the fast.
Meanwhile BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday in Raipur that it was unfortunate that the Congress is trying to “instigate” farmers and “destabilize” peace in Madhya Pradesh. He claimed that Modi government has launched a number of schemes for the betterment of farmers and boosting their income.