Bollywood actor Nana Patekar says, 'Farmers could become Naxals'; Here's why

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Mumbai, Sept 6: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has become one of the messiahs who took an initiative to help farmers and the widows of farmers who committed suicide.

Patekar, who initially started the mission taking funds from his own earnings, now started getting financial help from well-wishers across the world.

Nana Patekar

The actor, while speaking about the ordeals of farmers of the country, was quoted as saying, "There could be a farmers' revolution. If farmers can kill themselves, they could kill others too and if this thought of a 'revolution' persists, farmers could become Naxals."

"People have to help farmers. I'm not appealing. I'm asking them - help farmers," said Patekar. Speaking about roles of political parties, he also asserted that BJP, Congress, NCP should join hands to help the farmers.

The actor, however, asked farmers not to commit suicide. The actor said, "I too came from a poor background where I began working at the age of 13 and I ate just once a day."

"I understand their pain but I didn't commit suicide. I could never give up," said Patekar and added, "Committing suicide is no solution. I urge all farmers not do this."

The actor gave Rs 15,000 cheques to the widows of farmers who committed suicide. He spent his weekend at Maharashtra's suicide belts of Marathwada and Vidarbha.

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