Not account break alone: Love affairs, drugs among causes for rancher suicides, says minister

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Soon after Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh done a matter in Rajya Sabha on Friday citing adore affairs, impotency, drugs and dowry among reasons for rising rancher suicides, he was forced to explain after to come out of a foot-in-mouth conditions he himself got into following antithesis pressure.

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Image Courtesy: PIBUnion Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Image Courtesy: PIB

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Image Courtesy: PIB

The matter held BJP in an annoying conditions as it ironically came from a cultivation apportion himself.

“According to a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), causes of (farmer) suicides embody family problems, illness, drugs… dowry, adore affairs and impotency,” India Today quoted Singh as saying. However, a apportion did not order out financial weight as one of a reasons for a suicides.

Opposition parties, intuiting an opportunity, lashed out during a apportion for his remarks. “I advise a PM to tell his ministers to go to a residence of farmers and see what’s going on,” pronounced Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. “The Central supervision is kisan virodhi…Modiji is usually endangered about 5 or 6 of his industrial friends” he said.

“The belligerent existence is that during a final one year of this government, there has been a 26 percent boost in a suicides of Indian farmers,” CPM ubiquitous secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

JD(U) MP KC Tyagi is also formulation to pierce a payoff suit opposite Singh, according to IBNLive.

Former AAP personality Yogendra Yadav also criticised a apportion for his remark. “Are farmers mentally disturbed? The cultivation apportion should be some-more serious. One thing is for sure: The rancher is not a priority for this government. They are usually endangered about industrialists,” he said.

Radha Mohan Singh after reacted to a critique on his matter and told Times Now that his method had quoted information from a NCRB and that this was not his or anyone’s personal opinion.

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This is not a initial time a BJP personality has been criticised for creation a acknowledgement about farmers.

Earlier in April, a Haryana apportion had combined conflict when he pronounced that farmers who dedicate self-murder are “cowards” and “criminals”.

This remark, again, came from a apportion holding a portfolio of agriculture. Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar had said, “Committing self-murder is a crime, according to Indian law. Any chairman who commits self-murder escapes from his responsibilities and leaves a weight on his mother and trusting children and such people are cowards.”

When he was asked about remuneration to family of farmers who committed suicide, Dhankar had said, “An establishment like supervision can't mount behind cowards (those committing suicides) and can't be with a criminal.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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