New Delhi, Apr 22: In a new twist to the suicide of the farmer in New Delhi, senior IAS officer from Rajasthan Sanjay Dixit, has tweeted saying that the Gajendra Singh was not a farmer, but a businessman and political activist of AAP.
"This one from Rajasthan: Gajendra Singh was no farmer. He was a business person and a political activist of #AAP. Figure out the rest," tweeted Dixit.
This one from Rajasthan: Gajendra Singh was no farmer. He was a business person and a political activist of #AAP. Figure out the rest— Sanjay Dixit, IAS (@Sanjay_Dixit) April 22, 2015
He also tweeted that Singh ran a business, and also held positions in villages and taluks.
Dixit also has posted a screenshot of a website 'jaipurisaffe', allegedly ran by Gajendra lived in Jhotwara of Jaipur.
A farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh, hanged himself from a tree at an AAP rally just before Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed thousands against the controversial land ordinance. [Hai Kisan Hai Kisan: India's parties engage in shameless blame game over a farmer's death]
The dramatic death of the farmer had turned into a political storm. [Farmer hangs himself from tree at AAP rally; BJP calls it conspiracy by Kejriwal]
The sensational incident took place at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the city where thousands from Delhi and other states had turned up to denounce the land bill at a mass meeting called by the AAP.
Three AAP activists who saw the man hanging climbed the tree and tried to bring him down. But as they untied the scarf the farmer had tied to a tree branch to hang himself, his body fell with a loud thud.
One of the AAP activists who had climbed the tree fainted on the branch. Others then clambered up and brought him down after sprinkling water on his face.
A suicide note in Hindi was also found at the spot said the man was taking his life because untimely rains had destroyed his crops and ruined him. He ended the note with "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Rajasthan".
The man was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he was declared dead.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed a probe into the incident.