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People should stop doing politics over transporter's suicide:

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

With opposition burning effigies of the state over the suicide of a debt- ridden transporter, Trivendra Singh today said people should stop doing politics over the issue.

Prakash Pandey, a resident of Haldwani, had consumed poison before last week during a Janata Darbar programme and had recounted his story before him.

The transporter had fallen sick during the darbar after consuming poison and was rushed to the hospital where he died three days later on January 9.

"Some people are doing politics over the unfortunate incident at a time when they should have helped in improving the situation," told reporters without naming anyone.

"Suicidal tendencies should not be encouraged by issuing statements which can instigate people," he said, adding he has information about seven more people threatening to commit suicide.

The was out to make the suicide by Haldwani transporter Prakash Pandey a major political issue by burning effigies of the state at different places and terming it as a result of the state government's insensitivity.

Former Harish at a press conference here said Pandey's suicide should open everyone's eyes to the dangerous impact of demonetisation and GST.

He said Pandey's statement at BJP minister's Janta Darbar before he was rushed to hospital that he had consumed poison because of his inability to repay his loans in the wake of demonetisation and GST is a remark all political parties should focus on.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:45 IST