A farmer in Buldhana district of Maharashtra allegedly committed suicide this morning over outstanding loans worth Rs. 2 lakhs make it political issue. BJP claims it had given 30000 crore loan waiver in the state but this incident shows ground reality.
The body of Raju Gyandare Talware, 35, which was found clothed in a BJP t-shirt with the caption “punha aaluya aaple sarkar (bring our government back to power)”, was found hanging from a tree near his residence in Khatkhed village, which falls under the Jalgaon Assembly seat now held by BJP MLA Sanjay Kute.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Jalgaon today to discuss an election rally and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is scheduled to discuss three election rallies in Buldhana district ahead of Assembly polls on October 21.
“It is believed that Talware had run up debts. The truth will be known after a detailed probe. We have registered a case,”
Farmer suicides have emerged as a key issue in the 2019 Assembly elections, with the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance refusing to take responsibility for the 12,021 deaths, for reasons ranging from unpaid bank loans to crop failure
On Saturday Chief Minister Fadnavis blamed the opposition Congress-NCP alliance, targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the condition of the farmers.
“Farmer suicides are the sin of Sharad Pawar and his government in Maharashtra. It started and increased during your regime,” he declared, adding, “Pawar is talking about farmer suicides in his rallies in Vidarbha. I want to ask him, who was in power in Maharashtra when farmers started committing suicides”.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, also on the campaign trail in Maharashtra today, hit out at the state government from Latur district, highlighting the toll the economic slowdown had taken on farmers