New Delhi, Apr 22: Minutes after a man committed suicide at AAP's rally at Jantar Mantar, Delhi Chief Minister and party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for working for super rich.
Arvind Kejriwal made full use of the stage, which was organised to protest against the land bill, after the farmer, Gajendra Singh -- who committed suicide by hanging from the tree -- was rushed to the RML hospital in serious condition. Later, the doctors declared him brought dead.
AAP volunteers said the man was unconscious and barely breathing when three party activists climbed the tree and brought him down after people saw him hanging.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was present when the incident took place at the rally attended by thousands at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital. The farmer reportedly hails from Rajasthan and was depressed due to loss of his crop.
But what is more insensitive on the part of the Delhi CM that, instead of rushing to the hospital, Kejriwal reaped the occasion to criticise Delhi Police as well as Centre for the poor condition of farmers.
It was thought that the Delhi CM would cancel his rally after the tragic development but he went ahead with his rally and blamed the Centre for the same. The social media is now criticising Kejriwal for showing such an insensitivity.
Man attempts suicide by hanging himself from a tree during AAP’s rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi pic.twitter.com/nEUvgtfKqM— ANI (@ANI_news) April 22, 2015
Even opposition BJP as well as Congress slammed the AAP chief for his 'shameful act'.
Very painful to know that politics has become more important than human life: Sambit Patra on Jantar Mantar incident pic.twitter.com/3PDj3MWvpc— ANI (@ANI_news) April 22, 2015
The AAP convener criticised the Narendra Modi Government at Centre for pursuing anti-farmer and anti-poor policies.
"Narendra Modi government has been pursuing anti-farmer and anti-poor policies because he has been obliged by the big industrialist, now it is time to pay them back," said Kejriwal.
Lashing out at the Centre, party leader Sanjay Singh said the party will fight against the "deadly Act" tooth and nail. The party said farmers from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal belt of Uttar Pradesh are participating in the rally to protest against the Bill.
"The BJP says that they have made necessary changes in the Act. This is nothing but a joke. What compelled the BJP to change the provisions of the Act, just after nine months in power. This is nothing but a move to benefit its industrialist friends," Singh said.