New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the suicide of Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, at an AAP rally here, and asked farmers across the nation not to think that they were alone.
The farmer’s death has saddened the nation, Modi said, adding that farmers should not think that they were alone and efforts were being made to ensure a better future for them.
“Gajendra’s death has saddened the nation,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
“We are all deeply shattered and disappointed. Condolences to his family. At no point must the hardworking farmer think he is alone. We are all together in creating a better tomorrow for the farmers of India.”
Gajendra Singh hanged himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party rally here on Wednesday just before Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a gathering of several thousands against the controversial land ordinance.