Gajendra Singh was in touch with AAP's Manish Sisodia, say dead farmer's relatives
Relatives of the deceased farmer Gajendra Singh Rathore have claimed that he went to Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's residence before arriving at Jantar Mantar and was in constant touch with the AAP leader.
"Have come to come to know that Gajendra had gone to Manish Sisodia house at around 11 am, before the rally. We have come to know that Gajendra was in touch with Sisodia," Rajender Singh, Gajendra Singh's cousin told ANI.
Have come to come to know that Gajendra had gone to Manish Sisodia house at around 11 am, before the rally: Rajender Singh (cousin)— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2015
Earlier in the day, senior IAS officer from Rajasthan Sanjay Dixit, 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.
Meanwhile, his uncle told media persons that no AAP leaders have contacted them after Gajendra's death.
Umeed lekar gaye the ki hamara bhala ho.Parchi isliye di thi ki bolna hai ,par mauka hi nahi mila: Jaiveer S (Farmer Gajendra Singh’s uncle)— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2015
Koi message nahi aaya AAP ki taraf se, rally toh mai bachaya nahi who kya phone karenge?: Girdhari Singh— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2015
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.
Surprisingly, no AAP leader claimed that the deceased was a member of AAP initially they were of the view that he was a guest teacher, who was protesting against AAP government.
The dramatic death of the farmer had turned into a political storm.
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.