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BJP fast an attempt to hide govt's failures: Ashok Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Pradesh Committee (MPCC) today alleged that the day-long nationwide fast being observed by BJP leaders, to protest against the washout of the Budget session of Parliament, was an attempt to hide its failures.

"It is ridiculous that the government is protesting with a token fast. Protesting in a non-violent manner is part of the history of the and not the BJP," Chavan told reporters here.

He further alleged that the Parliament session was cut short by the BJP as opposition parties had given a notice for a no-confidence motion against the government.

Speaking about the alleged suicide of a debt-ridden farmer, (50), Chavan said the suicide note mentioned the name of and had held him "responsible" for the farmer's extreme act.

"Ideally, a case is filed against the person who is mentioned in the suicide note. But in this case,nothing has happened," Chavan claimed.

"More than 13,000 farmers have committed suicide but the government is ignoring the hardships of farmers," he alleged.

Chayare had committed suicide yesterday in Rajurwadi village in Ghatanji area of Yavatmal district of the state's Vidarbha region.

Loss of crops due to a pest attack was suspected to be the reason behind the act, police had said, adding that Chayare had taken a loan of Rs 90,000 from a local cooperative credit society and also Rs 3 lakh from a private money lender.

of Police had told yesterday that the authenticity of the suicide note, which mentions PM Modi, was being verified.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:30 IST
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