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MP Chief Minister Chouhan cancels Russia tour

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Chief Minister has decided to put off his six-day visit to Russia, starting today.

"Chouhan's six-day visit to from today stands cancelled," said SK Mishra, principal secretary to the chief minister.

The chief minister's visit was aimed at branding and marketing in primarily to attract investments, Mishra told PTI today.

The development assumes significance as it has come at a time when is gunning for Chouhan's head and backing the farmers who are angry at the state

has staged an impressive 72-hour satyagraha supporting farmers' demands, which include loan waiver, satisfactory price for farm produce among other things.

The satyagraha started in and ended in Dhar yesterday.

Farmers agitation in had turned violent and police firing had left five farmers dead and six injured on June 6 in Mandsaur district.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:28 IST