Bhopal: Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh rubbished Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s claim that over 9,000 farmers had committed suicides during the ten years rule of the Congress party in the state.

"I don't agree with the figures furnished by you on the issue," Digvijay wrote to Chouhan asking him to provide details of the deceased.

Digvijay’s letter comes at a time when the opposition Congress has moved an adjournment motion in the State Assembly to discuss the issue of farmers' suicide due to mounting debts.

Chouhan told the House that during the 1993-2003 rule of Congress regime 9,471 farmers had committed suicide in the state.

Hoping that Chouhan will come out with the details of these farmers, Digvijay said, "In order to hide your government's incompetence you are levelling such allegations against the previous government, but you cannot escape from your responsibilities like this."

(Agencies)