Congress, Trinamool demand judicial probe into farmer's suicide

| Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 17:20
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Congress, Trinamool demand judicial probe into farmer's suicide

New Delhi: The Congress and the Trinamool Congress on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into the suicide of a farmer in the capital during an Aam Aadmi Party rally.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge hoped that the government will institute a judicial probe into the incident.

"An inquiry by police will be one-sided," Kharge said.

He urged the government to spell out relief steps for farmers in terms of loan waiver, compensation and minimum support price.

Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy also demanded a judicial inquiry.

"The home minister should order a judicial inquiry as to why nobody reacted and the drama was played out in full view," he said.

Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan whose crops were destroyed by unseasonal rain, hanged himself from a tree here during the AAP rally on Wednesday, held to protest against the controversial land ordinance.

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