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Ministers need psychiatrists, not farmers: Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Akola (Maha) 

said Friday that it is the ministers of the BJP-led who need the services of psychiatrists and not the debt-ridden farmers.

"Maharashtra's ministers need psychiatrists. suicides are rising because of the drought and debt burden. Stop blaming farmers for the government's mismanagement," he said here, addressing a rally.

was referring to a mental health programme of the state government, started three years ago to prevent suicides, especially among farmers.

The former minister was in Akola as part of the fourth leg of state Congress' 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' ahead of the next year's polls.

He accused the of failing to provide necessary relief despite a severe water shortage in several parts of the state.

"Water tankers have not started supplying water yet, but liquor shops have been allowed to stay open from 8 AM," he quipped.

While the government's farm loan waiver scheme has not been implemented properly, even the is being denied to impoverished farmers, claimed.

"They have received no for the pink bollworm attack on cotton crop," he alleged.

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

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:11 IST