Jaipur, May 19: Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused the state government of not conducting a fair assessment of damage to crops, during the unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm.
He also condemned the state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini for his claim that not a single farmer committed suicide due to loss in crops, according to an official statement.
"The government should have been humanitarian in assessing the loss to crops. The agriculture minister claims that loss to crops was not a reason behind farmers' death in the state and such claim is unfortunate," Gehlot said in a statement.
Gehlot alleged that the surveys conducted by districts administration were not fair and that the government's help did not provide much relief to the farmers.