Speaking to ANI in Bhopal on December 18, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on issues of farmers.CM Chouhan said, "1.11 crore farmers pre-registered till 08:00 am for today's (December 18) event where we will be depositing the first instalment in farmers' accounts whose crops were damaged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the event via video conferencing (virtually) to address the farmers." "Congress government didn't fulfil its promise of loan waiver, became a regular defaulter and never distributed relief fund. In name of loan waiver, Congress government destroyed position of cooperative banks. So to improve their condition, we have given Rs 800 crores," he added.