Bhopal (Agencies): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he will go on a hunger strike from February 13 to protest the Centre's alleged discrimination in providing compensation to farmers of the state whose crops were affected by frost and cold.

Addressing election meetings at Sonkatch Assembly constituency going to by-polls on February 14, Chouhan charged the Centre was discriminating against the state in providing relief package to mitigate the problems of farmers whose crops had been damaged due to frost and cold wave condition last month.

"The Centre has sanctioned an economic package to Congress-ruled Andhra Pradesh, as demanded for farmers. But this didn't happen in the case of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh," a party statement said.

The Chief Minister said the state government has sanctioned Rs 700 crore for the farmers whose crops have been damaged to the cold wave and frost.

Earlier, Chouhan had announced that he would hold the protest in New Delhi but now the venue has been changed to the state capital, the statement said.