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MP govt ignores the plight of farmers, spends hundreds of crores on Foundation Day

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Nov 01, 2012 at 02:22pm IST

Bhopal: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh is having some pricey fun at the expense of poor, hapless farmers. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government has allegedly splurged hundreds of crores on its 57th foundation day.

This came even as it refused to waive off around Rs 20 crore to farmers displaced by the Omkareshwar dam. Farmers are required to pay back Rs 20 crore to the government in order to get land as compensation for that acquired by the government for the Omkareshwar dam.

The foundation day celebrations include a flashy fireworks programme at the Moti Lal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal. Noted music director AR Rahman has been roped in for a cultural event. A separate cultural programme Maitri Pahadi has been also lined up in New Delhi.

"Grave injustice is being done to the people of Madhya Pradesh. We oppose today's celebrations and we will campaign to raise awareness among the people of Madhya Pradesh," Jan Sangharsh Morcha member Anurag Modi said.

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