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Raje's focus on 'Gaurav Yatra' instead of farmers' suicide: Gehlot

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

Senior today accused of giving priority to her 'Gaurav Yatra' instead of addressing the crucial issue of farmers' suicides.

The fresh attack by the comes after a 36-year-old allegedly committed suicide in the state's district on Saturday.

Farmers in state are committing suicide and Raje is carrying out Gaurav Yatra," Gehlot said a day after terming the chief minister's rally her vidai (farewell) yatra.

"Most heart wrenching to know that one more ended his life in due to debt burden. The BJP government has totally failed in providing any relief to the farmers, the former tweeted.

He further said, the suicide of Meghwal was a matter of "huge shame" for the which has failed to curtail the unabated suicides by farmers.

Meghwal had taken a loan of Rs 2.98 lakh from the and had repaid Rs 1.75 lakh to them. Expecting the balance to be written off under the state government's loan waiver scheme, he received a notice from the instead.

After arriving in Jodhpur on Sunday, Gehlot had said that without doing any work, the was taking out a 'Gaurav Yatra' which was a "joke" and a "waste of public money".

Taking a dig at Raje for allegedly asking voters to re-elect BJP else the development work will stop in the state, Gehlot said, You go to forever, (development) work will never stop.

On his second day in Jodhpur on Monday, a large crowd gathered to meet Gehlot at circuit house.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 19:00 IST