Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party national vice president and former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday that not giving relief to the farmers, whose crops were hit by frost, was painful. Chouhan was speaking to the media persons at his residence. Chouhan threatened to launch agitation if the farmers were not given immediate relief by the government. Chouhan said the crops of paddy, potato, coriander, gram and wheat have been severely hit by frost.
Chouhan said he visited the fields in Agar, Rajgarh, Ujjain, Devas in past two days and saw the damage caused to the crops. He said he had expected the government and its officers would visit those places and provide relief to the farmers but it did not happen and the government did not take any step. He said it was duty of the government to stand with the farmers, who are facing severe loss of crop. Chouhan demanded the government to get the survey done immediately at war-footing and get the relief distributed to the farmers soon.
Chouhan, responding to a question on the working of Kamal Nath government, said it was their internal matter how to run the government. Chouhan said he believed in positive politics and does not criticise merely for the sake of criticism. Public welfare schemes should not be shut down due to change in government, added Chouhan.