Sheopur, September 8
A Congress MLA carried out ‘Sheershasan’, or headstand, throughout a farmers’ protest right here in Madhya Pradesh after the collector allegedly didn’t come to obtain their memorandum itemizing numerous calls for.
However, Sheopur Collector Rakesh Shrivastava informed PTI that he went to obtain the memorandum.
The incident came about on Monday night when Congress MLA Babusingh Jandel alongside along with his supporters and farmers went to the collectorate to demand a hike in compensation for cultivators’ land acquired for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Progressway.
They additionally demanded approval for development of the Mujhri dam within the space and bonus for wheat crop bought on the minimal help value.
Jandel received offended when Shrivastava didn’t come to obtain the memorandum on the spot within the collectorate premises the place farmers had been protesting.
He mentioned the collector despatched Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rupesh Upadhyaya to gather the memorandum.
Jandel and his supporters then took off their shirts and the MLA carried out ‘Sheershasan’ to attract the eye of officers in direction of the farmers’ calls for.
After protesting and elevating slogans towards the administration for over two hours, the farmers pasted their memorandum on the wall of the collectorate and went again.
“We staged the protest before the collectorate for over two hours, but the collector did not come in the midst of farmers to receive the memorandum,” Jandel informed reporters.
When contacted, the collector mentioned, “I had gone to receive the memorandum.”
He, nonetheless, refused to reply any additional question on the problem.
Kisan Sanghthan president Ramji Lal Meena mentioned farmers need 4 occasions the compensation that they’re being given in lieu of their land acquired for the expressway, and in addition approval for the development of Mujhri dam within the space. PTI