According to the findings, just a day after Chouhan’s fast, the relatives of the farmers, killed in police firing, were forced to travel to Bhopal and appeal the chief minister to break his fast.
However, Chouhan had later said that he ended his fast after the appeals of the relatives of the farmers who died in the police firing.
ABP News channel's reporter spoke to the relatives of those farmers who had died in the police firing and the kins revealed that they were pressured to travel a distance of over 350 km from Mandsaur to Bhopal so that CM’s fast could be broken.
A relative of Bablu, who was one of the farmers who got killed, said that CM and his supporters made it look like as if the relatives had gone there to end Chouhan's fast.
“We did not make any such appeal. Why should we? Let him fast for 10 months, a year,” he said.
Relatives of other farmers also said that they never visited Bhopal on their on will.
Meanwhile, Congress has also alleged that the fast by MP CM was fixed.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan's fast was fixed: #Congress
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) June 17, 2017
It may be recalled that Shivraj Singh Chouhan who was on an indefinite fast from June 10 ended it on Sunday (June 11) afternoon by having coconut water in the presence of senior BJP leader Kailash Joshi and Kailash Vijayvargiya.
CM Chouhan was on 'peace fast' at Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal for the restoration of peace in violence-hit state.
In an interview, CM Chouhan said, "One thing that made me emotional was the number of our children that we lost in these protests. Their parents came to meet me yesterday and despite such grief befalling upon them, asked me to put an end to the issue".
First Published: 17 Jun 2017 10:15 AM