On Saturday, Congress asked for the imposition of President’s Rule in Madhya Pradesh, saying Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has no right to continue as he is evading from his constitutional duties.
Lashing at the state government, Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh, said that instead of consoling the families of farmers killed in the police firing, Chouhan sat on a fast in Bhopal.
“One of the killed farmers was a father of a 40-day- old child. Chouhan should have gone to meet his wife and the child and family of other farmers, who were killed. CM has been evading constitutional responsibility. We demand imposition of President’s Rule in the state,” said Singh.
“Several important issues including seventh pay scale for employees are pending with the government. Farmers are taking to the street due to their problems. Anarchy is prevailing in the state. But, CM is performing a nautanki (drama) by sitting on a fast,” Singh added.
Taking a jibe at Chouhan he said, that Chouhan, who himself claimed to be son of a farmer, “wants farmers to commit suicide peacefully under the burden of loans.”
“Two days back, a farmer in Raisen told his daughter not to serve food as he consumed the poisonous substance. Farmers were killed in police firing in Mandsaur. However, CM did not reach out to them. CM should be remorseful but after leaving his post,” he said.