MP govt not using available funds for farmers: Digvijay

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Bhopal, Feb 13 (PTI) Congress General SecretaryDigvijay Singh has alleged that the Madhya Pradesh governmenthas not given compensation to farmers out of funds availablein the state coffers, while demanding Rs 2500 crore from theCentre.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that hewould go on a fast from today as Centre is not releasing fundsfor paying compensation to farmers who were hit by extremecold weather.

In an open letter sent to Chouhan last night, Congressgeneral Secretary said that as per his information, the stategovernment has made available to the districts Rs 256 crore sofar; of which less than Rs 100 crore have been disbursed tothe farmers.

Singh alleges that ever since Chouhan became the ChiefMinister, instead of doing real work, he has been spending histime on non-productive things such as making speeches andholding investors'' meets, etc.

The Congress General Secretary says that instead ofresorting to a "drama" of a fast, Chouhan should try andfind out the real situation prevailing in the State, stopblack marketing in fertilisers and seeds and ensure thatMadhya Pradesh does not become a haven for terrorists.

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