MP Congress campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday 11,000 farmers committed suicide in the state in the past five years, posing a challenge to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who had said farmers were like God to him.
Addressing public meetings in Vidisha, Ratlam and Shajapur, Scindia said while the farmers committed suicide, the agriculture minister (Ramkrishna Kusmaria) made fun of them, saying that they were just repenting their sins.
Scindia alleged law and order in the state was at its worst.Attacking Chouhan for illegal mining in the state, he said ‘SS’ meant Shivraj Singh but in MP ‘SS’ also meant (Sudhir) Sharma, a miner, and (Dilip) Suryavanshi, a builder. I-T sleuths had raided the two businessmen.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he was prepared for a debate with Chouhan on the work done during his (Digvijaya Singh’s) regime as CM.Union minister Kamal Nath said the BJP had been misleading the people for long and exposed before.
MP Congress affairs-in-charge Mohan Prakash and MP Congress president Kantilal Bhuria also attacked the state government for alleged corruption and illegal mining in the state.