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Congress derides Chouhan's fast as gimmickry

Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh said today 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.

bhopal Updated: Feb 12, 2011 16:05 IST

Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh said 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 PTI.

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 Sunday 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.