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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan might end fast today
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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan might end fast today

| | 11 Jun 2017, 10:41 am
Bhopal, June 11 (IBNS): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who began fasting at the Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal on Saturday following agitation by farmers, might end his fast on Sunday, media reports said.

"The families came, met me and told me that you don't need to fast. They asked me to visit their village. We will do all we can do for them. If peace remains, we will decide the further course of action tomorrow," he told NDTV channel.

The CM began his 'indefinite' fasting on Saturday to end the violence that has rocked parts of the state, especially Mandsaur, following protests by farmers.

Farmers from all over Madhya Pradesh have been meeting Chouhan at the Dussehra Maidan since Saturday.

Last week, farmers in Mandsaur began agitating, demanding better prices for their produce and for debt relief. On Tuesday, police had to resort to firing when the protesters turned violent and damaged property and set vehicles on fire. Five farmers died on the spot and one more succumbed to his injures on Friday.

On Saturday, the CM said that he will continue with his regular Mantralaya work sitting at the fasting venue and also meet the farmers if they wanted to speak to him, media reports said.

Opposition parties, including Congress, have called the CM's move a 'drama'.

Madhya Pradesh is set to go for polls next year.

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