Madhya Pradesh Farmers Asked to Cut Crops for PM’s ‘Kisaan Rally’

Farmers in an MP village were asked to cut their standing crops prematurely to make way for PM Modi’s upcoming rally.

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Farmers in Sherpur village, Madhya Pradesh have alleged that they have been asked to cut their standing crops prematurely to make way for people to reach the venue where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be felicitated for his new crop insurance scheme on 18 February.

Denying the allegations, BJP Vice President Vinay Sahastrabuddhe said, “Nobody’s crop has been damaged”. He was asked to comment on government officials’ alleged diktat.

Madhya Pradesh Farmers Welfare Minister Gourishanker Bisen told reporters yesterday that no farmer was asked to chop off his crop.

Modi’s felicitation is scheduled in Sehore, the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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