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Farmer's suicide in Delhi a warning to Centre: DMK

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Appealing that the Land Bill be dropped, DMK top leader M K Stalin today said the suicide of a farmer in Delhi was a warning to the Centre and also asked the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu to re-consider its support to the "anti-people" legislation. "This suicide is a warning sign to the Central government. I appeal to them to act promptly and drop the anti-farmers land acquisition bill.

I also urge the AIADMK to re-consider its support for this anti-people legislation," Stalin said in a Facebook post. Expressing condolences to the kin of Gajendra Singh, Stalin said he was shattered by his suicide. "Land is not merely an economic asset, it is a source of livelihood for families. Landowners have an emotional connect to their land that cannot be compensated with using money," he said. A Rajasthan farmer had yesterday committed suicide by hanging from a tree at a rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar in the national capital.

First Published: Thu, April 23 2015. 16:02 IST