`Chouhan`s fast, a ploy to divert attention from other issues`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 15:26

Bhopal: Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh said
here on Saturday that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan was undertaking a fast from tomorrow in protest
against the Centre, merely to divert the people`s attention
from other pressing issues.

"If anyone wants to learn how to divert the people`s
attention from various issues, he should attend a class
conducted by Chouhan," Ajay told a news agency.

The Congress leader said that the CM appeared not to be
worried about farmers` suicides in the state and only wanted
to score points against the Centre.

He said that right now the state government was unable
to distribute to farmers the funds available with it and
added that the money given to Agriculture Department had
also not been utilised fully.

"Under these circumstances, there was no logic behind
the Chief Minister`s decision to go on a fast from tomorrow,"
Ajay said.

Chouhan will go fasting from tomorrow to protest the
manner in which the Centre is neglecting genuine demands of
Madhya Pradesh and if the Centre fails to release the special
relief package sought for frost-affected farmers in the state.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 15:26

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