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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST India

Scindia questions pro-farmer claims of MP CM

Neemuch (MP), Aug 10 (PTI) Senior Congress leader

Jyotiraditya Scindia today questioned the pro-farmer claims of

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and called

him a "kalyugi putra" who was "firing at the chest of


Scindia was speaking at the party's "parivartan rally"

at Manasa in the state's Neemuch district.

"On the one hand Chouhan claims that he is a farmer's

son, but what kind of a kalyugi putra is he who is firing at

the chest of peasants," Scindia said, raking up the June 6

incident last year in Mandsaur where six farmers died in

police firing during a protest.

He praised the wife of one of the deceased in the

Mandsaur firing for refusing to accept the Rs one crore

compensation announced by the state government.

Scindia asked Chouhan if the money could bring back

the woman's dead husband and added that, if it was the case,

then the woman would give the MP CM the same amount in order

to get her husband back.

Speaking about the Mandsaur incident, Scindia accused

the state government of firing on farmers, foisting fake cases

on them, and then forming an inquiry commission which went on

to acquit the policemen accused of opening fire.

"People are watching all these things and time is ripe

for them to ask questions to the BJP government," Scindia


The Guna Lok Sabha MP claimed that Chouhan's Jan

Ashirwad Yatra was not garnering any public response and

schoolchildren were being "forced" to attend them.

He dubbed the yatra as Chouhan's "vidai yatra"

(farewell parade).

He also hit out at Chouhan for often comparing the

roads of the state to that of the United States of America and

said that the CM had no time to see the condition of MP roads

as he was "helicopter borne" most of the time.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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