I continued my speech, that was my error: Arvind Kejriwal on farmer suicide

New Delhi, April 24: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today said that it was his mistake that he continued his speech after Gajendra Singh tried to commit suicide at the Kisan rally in Jantar Mantar.

Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal said: "I continued my speech after this, this was my error. I apologize if someone's sentiments have been hurt. I made a mistake. Should have called off the rally."

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'Continued my speech, that was my error'

Kejriwal said that initially he failed to understand what exactly was happening. "The tree was far from the stage. Due to tree's branches couldn't see what was happening. We couldn't announce from the stage what was happening as there would be a stampede towards the tree," he told ANI.

Addressing the current blame game that was going on surrounding Singh's death Kejriwal said there was no need to blame anyone. "It isn't right to blame police as well," he said.

He said that the whole incident had shook him up. "'Incident happened in front of me, I couldn't sleep at night, can't get over it,'he added.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal said that the issue of farmers committing suicide should be our focus. "Our aim should be to stop these incidents," he added.

Gajendra Singh had committed suicide during Arvind Kejriwal's rally on Wednesday at Jantar Mantar. The Delhi government on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Gajendra Singh's family.

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