Farmers` situation in MP can`t be compared to Vidarbha: BJP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 15:50
Indore: Madhya Pradesh BJP President, Prabhat Jha Wednesday said the situation in the state, where some farmers committed suicide recently after crop failure, was in no way similar to the one prevailing in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

"Madhya Pradesh continues to be an island of peace where only a few farmers have committed suicide and real causes of those suicides must be found out," Jha told reporters.

He said that Centre had a discriminatory attitude towards Madhya Pradesh on the issue of financial package for farmers, and this forced the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to announce that he would go on a hunger strike on February 13.

Talking about by-elections in Kukshi and Sonkatch assembly by-elections in the state, Jha ruled out the possibility of any 'sabotage' by dissatisfied elements in the state BJP.

Expressing confidence that the BJP would win both the seats, Prabhat said that people were fed up with various scandals that had taken place under the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.


First Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 15:50

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