Two days after a Congress bandh against corruption shut Madhya Pradesh down, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan called a bandh for March 6 if the Centre doesn’t grant Rs.5,000 crore as relief for crops lost due to rain and hail in the State last week.

Mr. Chouhan met President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Sunday and asked him to grant a relief package for farmers in almost 10,000 villages who lost their crops and cattle.

He told a gathering in Vidisha, where he went to inspect some villages: “There is some responsibility Delhi has to bear. When I went there yesterday, I met the President but the Prime Minister did not meet me.”

“By March 5, if the Prime Minister and his Cabinet do not give any package, Madhya Pradesh will face a bandh on March 6,” he said.