Ujjain: Former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday arrived in the city where he was accorded warm welcome by the party workers. He was received by Member of Parliament Chintamani Malviya, MLAs Paras Jain, Mohan Yadav and Bahadur Singh Chouhan, district BJP presidents Vivek Joshi (urban) and Shyam Bansal (rural) and hundreds of BJP members.
Chouhan said the government should be sympathetic towards the farmers and should provide immediate relief for the crops ruined by frost. If the government fails to provide immediate relief to the farmers, the BJP will fight for them, he stated. The former chief minister is on a two-day visit to inspect crop damage in the region by frost. Chouhan visited Agar district and its surrounding areas on Wednesday.
He also took stock of crops destroyed from party members. Chouhan said that Congress party had announced loan waiver up to Rs 2 lakh in its manifesto, then why are they seeking application forms from the farmers for the benefit. He slammed Kamal Nath government for misguiding the farmers by filling various forms for availing loan waiver while the government has all the details of debt ridden farmers and their bankers.