New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the death of a farmer named Gajendra in Jantar Mantar had saddened the entire nation and added that at no point must a hardworking farmer think he is alone.
“Gajendra’s death has saddened the Nation. We are all deeply shattered and disappointed. Condolences to his family,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter.
“At no point must the hardworking farmer think he is alone. We are all together in creating a better tomorrow for the farmers of India,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Gajendra, who hails from Rajasthan’a Dausa district, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party’s rally in Jantar Mantar.
As per reports, a suicide note was found that revealed the farmer, who had three children, was banished from his house after his crop was damaged. He took the extreme step because he had no means of support his family.
The incident also sparked criticism for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with opposition parties condemning that the rally went on despite the grave incident. (ANI)