Published On : Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

‘Chai pe Charcha’ fame farmer commits suicide over mounting debt

Nagpur: In a major embarrassment for BJP Government that is sitting in the Second Capital City for Winter Session, a farmer who hogged limelight for his participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Chai pe Charcha,’ committed suicide over mounting debt.

According to information, the farmer Kailas Kisan Mankar (27), native of village Dabhdi, Tehsil Arni, ended his life around 6 pm on Monday. Kailas reported took the extreme step due to mounting debt. The deceased farmer owned three acres of farm land. After the demise of his father, Kailas was the sole bread winner in his family. Frequent crop failure and debt devastated him and to escape the ignominy, he consumed some poisonous stuff and ended his life.

The village Dabhdi drew attention of entire country as Modi, during the campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha election, had held a ‘Chai pe Charcha’ there. At that time, Modi had promised to implement various schemes for uplift of farmers. The village Dabhdi was specifically chosen for the programme for most farmer suicides. Till to date, 17 farmer suicides have been reported from village Dabhdi. Kailas Mankar’s suicide is second one after the ‘Chai pe Charcha.’