CHANDIGARH: Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar who is under fire for making insensitive remarks on farmers’ suicides on Wednesday clarified his stand and expressed that media has misinterpreted his comments.
Claiming to be quoted out of context, Dhankar stated that he never meant what he said. “All that I meant was that people of Haryana are fighters and do not commit suicides,” he said claiming that his sound byte was edited and was incorrectly played by the media.
The agriculture minister of Haryana had earlier commented that farmers who commit suicide are criminals and cowards. He added that his government does not support any such cowardly farmer who commits suicide. (Also Read: Farmers committing suicide are cowards, says Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar)