The Chief Minister arrived at Dussehra ground in Vittan market at 11 am to begin his fast.
A large number of BJP leaders led by state party chief Prabhat Jha were present along with Chouhan.
Those present included former chief ministers Sunderlal Patwa and Kailash Joshi, BJP National General Secretary Narendra Singh Tomar and ministers Babulal Gaur, Uma Shankar Gupta and Karan Singh Verma.
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday began a 24-hour fast here to protest steep hike in fertiliser prices.
First Published: Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:16