Farmers may commit suicide due to personal reasons as well, says Madhya Pradesh Home Minister

The farmer's suicide comes days after CM Chouhan had announced a slew of measures to end farmer woes in the state, which is currently embroiled in farmers' agitation over loan waiver and other demands.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 6:21 pm
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Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday said four farmers have committed suicide over the last one year due to debt burden. “Picchle 1 saal mein (till March), MP mein krishi karz ke kaaran kul 4 kisaanon ne aatma hatya ki hai (Over the last one year, four farmers have committed suicide due to debt),” Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

The minister added that the farmers may have committed suicide due to personal reasons as well. “Aatma hatya ke niji kaaran bhi ho sakte hain, paarivaarik vivaad bhi ho sakta hai, anya kaaran bhi ho sakte hain,” he told ANI

His comments came at a time when a debt-ridden farmer in Sehore, the home district of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance.

The suicide comes days after CM Chouhan announced a slew of measures to end farmer woes in the state, which is currently embroiled in an agrarian unrest over loan waiver and other demands. Six people lost their lives when the police fired during a protest in Mandsaur, the epicentre of the farmer agitation. The chief minister had announced a fast with the aim of bringing peace in the region. The chief minister however called off the fast Sunday claiming normalcy in the area.

With inputs from ANI

 

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    SubbuI
    Jun 13, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    India now needs"RSS,BJP AND MODI MUKTH BHARATH""That is the only solution for all problems
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      blackpower
      Jun 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm
      as always - heartless, soulless, unallo apathy - here we have the state of MP - the ruling party BJP - using its own police force to gun down agitating farmers and then trying to make attempts to hush up that gory fact then the CM shivraj singh shedding crocodile tears and 'fasting'! now we have this soulless minister indulging in the hackne diversionary tactic of playing down farmer suicides...
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        Vasudevan Venugopal
        Jun 13, 2017 at 10:20 pm
        Is a discussion necessary on this topic? It is an open secret that debt drives the farmers towards suicide under any government. The main reasons for the suicide are failing monsoon, crop failures, crashing of prices of agricultural commodities due to over production/adverse market conditions and the last but not the least the usurious money lenders. Also, sub-standard seeds, fertilizers and pesticides contribute to the woes. At least this is case in the Southern States and Maharashtra. Other reasons like failures in love, domestic quarrels/infidelity, etc., play a very minor role and the farmers'suicides on such account are negligible.
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          raj
          Jun 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
          Politics is the last refuge of the b st rd. How true. .
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            Truth
            Jun 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
            The current lot of BJP politicians reminds us of illiterate goons and thugs--------We urgently need some educated youngsters (with no fake/bribed degrees) across the length and breadth of our country, to take on these clowns 🤡 !
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              Naim Ahmed
              Jun 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm
              Their personal reasons are induced by leaders like you who make such derogatory comments. On the one hand your government is killing farmers and on the other you are making a mockery of poor farmers. Shame on you.
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                Gopal
                Jun 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
                Congress rule better for all indian specially middle class and poor.long live Congress
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                  George Cruz
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                  The truth is that the farmers agitation is incited by the congress leaders just to demonize the development oriented BJP before the elections. The real victims here are the misguided farmers who committed suicide and the destruction of the property by the pseudo secular nuts. The congress party with its 65 years of failed economic socialistic/communistic policies has destro the economy with various scams and corruptions and on its way towards the extinction.
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                    Gopal
                    Jun 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm
                    This BJP IT cell comments. General public ignore
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                      blackpower
                      Jun 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm
                      hha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - what a saffron moron! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - your own police gunned them down - in case you did not know, your BJP's shivraj singh is the CM of MP and his own police gunned the farmers down. shamless saffron head!
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