‘Asking MP farmers to sign surety bond a preventive step’

Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), May 29: In the backdrop of violence by some anti-social elements during the farmers’ agitation in Mandsaur last year, a Union Minister on Tuesday justified as a precautionary step the move to get surety bonds signed by the farmers ahead of their proposed agitation from June 1 to 10. Talking to media persons here, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar said: “Asking the farmers in Mandsaur to sign surety bonds is a precautionary step as anti-social elements had played havoc with law and order during their previous agitation.” Mandsaur being a sensitive area, the government would not like to see a repeat of what happened last year, Tomar said. (IANS)