New Delhi, April 23: Gajendra Singh the farmer who committed suicide at a rally conducted by the Aam Admi Party yesterday had tried everything to bring his life under order. He had visited several pro farmer rallies in the past and even tried his hand at politics ten years ago.
He had contested the elections on a Samajwadi party ticket in Rajasthan and was even appointed the district president of the party despite a massive loss. However a year back he quit the Samajwadi Party and joined the Aam Admi Party, a neighbour of his at the Jhamarwada village in Dausa informed OneIndia.
Gajendra Singh was desperate
There are enough indications to suggest that he was desperate and did a lot to bring his life under order. Singh according to his neighbour Suraj Singh had tried his luck at various events and tried to restore some amount of normalcy in his life.
He had attended various rallies being held in the favour of farmers and his entry into politics was only to speak about the plight of the farming community Singh also informed.
He had contested the elections on a Samajwadi ticket but lost the elections ten years back. He remained in the party and even functioned as its district president. However a year back he quit and joined the Aam Admi Party and at that time told us he liked the ideology of the party, Singh also informed.
Suffered huge losses
Gajendra Singh had been desperate for some time now. The eldest of the three sons he had sought a share in the property from his father. He however suffered losses which made him extremely desperate.
He had toiled in his fields, but a hailstorm destroyed the crop completely. He had gone into depression and hardly spoke with anyone, his friends say.
He did the rounds of several government offices seeking compensation. However his family and friends say that the compensation was taking long to come.
However according to the rules only if a person suffers over 33 per cent crop loss will compensation be granted, the district officials argued. Singh had suffered less than 33 per cent, they say.
He had even visited the Congress Kisan rally a few days back to put forth his point.