Published On : Mon, Dec 21st, 2015

Ajit Pawar again corners Fadnavis Govt over farmers’ suicides

Nagpur: NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday again targeted Government over formers’ suicides and loan waiver issue. Mentioning the suicide committed by a farmer in Yavatmal, Vishal Pawar, two days ago, the NCP leader said that the farmer had sent letters to the Guardian Minister and the bank from where he taken loans. In his letter to the Guardian Minister and the bank, the deceased Vishal Pawar had clearly stated that continuous loss to crops as the reason for his committing suicide. The deceased farmer had appealed the minister to take up the issue of waiver of farm loans, said Ajit Pawar.

According to Ajit Pawar, the Rs 10,512 crore package announced by Chief Minister has not met the expectations of farmers and failed to enthuse encouragement in them. On the other hand, the episode of suicides continues unabated. The condition of farmers is very bad. That is why the Opposition parties are demanding total waiver of farmers’ debts. The government is not initiating any firm measures in the interest of farmers. “The deceased farmer, before committing suicide, had written a letter to his daughter Vaishnavi in which he had apologized her for the present dismal condition in family and his failures. The farmer had stated that he has no other choice than end life,” stated Ajit Pawar.

The NCP leader charged that the government has totally failed to resolve problems of farmers and politicizing the issue. Raising the issue builder Parmar’s suicide and cropping of NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad’s name, Pawar said that this government, on the basis of the builder’s suicide note, has deployed entire official machinery to implicate Opposition leaders. On the other hand, the ruling party tries to hush up such serious matters of their close aides. Moreover, the government keeps silence when a farmer writes to Guardian Minister and narrates his pain before committing suicide, lamented Ajit Pawar.

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