Farmers Protest

During the monsoon session of Parliament, the Modi government had brought an ordinance related to agriculture, against which there is anger among farmers across the country.

Kolkata: Describing the killing of five farmers in June 6 police firing in Madhya Pradesh as unfortunate, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday accused the Congress of politicising the matter and infuriating farmers in the state. “The incident was unfortunate. But provoking farmers and politicising such issues is absolutely incorrect,” …

Bhopal: Amid the intensifying protests by farmers of Madhya Pradesh, state’s Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen on Saturday bluntly said that the government will not waive off the farm loans at any cost as it is already providing interest free loans. “There is no chance of a loan waiver because when I became the minister …

Bhopal: Amid spiralling protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Saturday, began his indefinite fast here that will continue until peace is restored. The Chief Minister sat down on fast at the BHEL Dusshera Maidan here at 1100 hours and will also run his government from the venue. People can approach and discuss their …

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed all the banks in the state to not issue any notice to small and marginal farmers, the beneficiaries of loan waiver scheme, till the passage of the budget for 2017-2018 fiscal. The decision was taken during the high-level meeting helmed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Government sources …

Bhopal: Showing immense grief over the intensifying farmers’ agitation, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced to sit on an indefinite fast in Dussehra Maidan here until peace is restored. Talking to reporters at his official residence, Chouhan said, “The state government is working for the farmers and in the past days, …

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi may on Wednesday visit Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur, where at least five farmers were killed in police firing, said party sources. Five farmers were killed and several others injured on Tuesday in Mandsaur as police opened fire on peasants, who indulged in violence and stone-pelting. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh …

New Delhi: Attacking the Centre over the death of four farmers in alleged firing by police in Madhya Pradesh, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that the Narendra Modi-led government is at war with the farmers of the country. “In Bharatiya Janata Party’s new India, our farmers get the bullets when they ask for …