We must address farmers' issues together, a sombre PM Modi says in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi, April 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his grief over the death of Gajendra Singh, the farmer from Dausa in Rajasthan in a rally of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at the Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday.

"I share the nation's pain," Modi said, adding that all sides should come together to find a solution to the farmers' problems in the country. He said there must have been some shortfalls, from previous years or from the last 10 months and those should be addressed and the farmers should not be left helpless.

Farmer suicide: Sombre PM speaks in LS

Modi also said he would be open to suggestions to improve the current scenario on farmers.

The prime minister said the problem related to farmers is very old and huge and must be addressed together. "Nothing is more important than the farmers' lives", he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the parliament before Pm Modi. "I offer my condolences to Gajendra Singh's family, also from Prime Minister and government. This matter shouldnt be politicised," Singh said.

A massive blame game broke out over the death of the farmer in the AAP's kisan rally. While the AAP leadership blamed the Delhi Police saying it did not rescue the man even after he went up the trees, the Congress and BJP said it was a conspiracy and accused the AAP of showing insensitivity even when a human life was in danger.

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