‘Committed to Dislodge CM Chouhan’: ‘Kakkaji’ Who Organised Mandsaur Protest Plans Round 2

Bhopal: Even as Madhya Pradesh government is patting its back over providing ‘maximum benefits to farmers’, a 67-year-old farmers’ union leader claimed that the incentives introduced by the government are an “eyewash”, and they are committed to dislodge Shivraj Singh Chouhan from power. The disgruntled farmers have planned a protest on Friday, a year after the violent MP stir.
Alleging that measures like farm loans on 0% interest have not benefited farmers, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh national president Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’ said, “I dare anyone from RSS or Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to tell us a single pro-farmer measure implemented in the 15-year rule of the saffron party.” Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh is an umbrella organization representing over 100 farmers’ unions of the country.Speaking to News18 ahead of the farmers’ stir on June 1, Sharma, who had organised last year’s MP farmer protests, claimed that farmers are undergoing the worst phase and the “43% surge in suicides” describe their state of affairs in the country. The leader also dismissed the National Crime Record Bureau data.