Madhya Pradesh : Shivraj Singh calls off hunger strike

Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Bhopal, June 11 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has called off  indefinite fast on Sunday after his cabinet ministers and the family of deceased peasants urged him to end the hunger strike.

Chouhan visited the family members of the farmers who lost their life during police firing and lathicharge on On Saturday night.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told  media , “Everyone is concerned about the Chief Minister’s health”.

“The state is peaceful now. Hence, it’s an appeal by everyone (to Chouhan) to end the fast,” Bhupendra Singh added.

Chouhan started his huger strike on Saturday at Dussehra Maidan, saying that he would lay down his life for the peasants of the country.

The Chief Minister would also meet farmers today as well.

Chouhan’s wife Sadhna Singh and other members of his cabinet including Higher Education Minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, Women and Child Welfare Minister Archana Chitnis and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raghunandan Sharma are present with him.

Madhya Pradesh is witnessing farmer’s protest since June 1 over loan waivers and fair price for their produce.

On June 6, farmer’s protest was marred by violence when they pelted stones at the police, which prompted cops to open fire and lathicharge on them.

Wefornews Bureau 

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