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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj to sit on indefinite fast to placate angry farmers

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj to sit on indefinite fast to placate angry farmers

Madhya Pradesh
Under criticism after five agitating farmers were killed in police firing in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that he will sit on an indefinite fast from tomorrow till peace is restored. “I have decided to sit on an indefinite fast from tomorrow. It will continue till the time peace is restored in MP,” Chouhan told a press conference here. His fast at Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal will begin from 11 AM tomorrow where he will be holding an open ‘durbar’ for farmers to meet him. “I request people to come up to me with their problems…We have always been open to discussion. So, I have decided from tomorrow I will be listening to grievances in-person,” the chief minister said. The Madhya Pradesh government, which had earlier hiked the compensation t