Centre''s relief package not enough, says MP Chief Minister

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Guna (MP), Feb 3 (PTI) A day after the Centreannounced a Rs 425 crore relief package for the farmers inMadhya Pradesh, State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhantoday said that he would still not drop his plan to go on ahunger strike in New Delhi from February 13.

"We had sought a Rs 2400 crore package for the farmerswhose crops have been damaged due to the frost and cold waveconditions," Chouhan told reporters here.

"We want more money from the Centre for the farmers,"he said adding that he would still go on a hunger strike topress for adequate package.

On the issue of corruption, the Chief Minister saidthe state assembly had passed a stringent law to do away withthis "evil" and the government had sent it to the centralgovernment for approval.

Chouhan said that the state wants to set up specialcourts to deal with corruption cases, and a bill in thisregard would be introduced in the budget session.

Under the proposed law, Chouhan said, courts will beempowered to hear cases even against the Chief Minister orthe Chief Secretary, and judgements would be pronounced withina year.

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