AAP in turmoil over farmer’s suicide, opposition rocks Delhi

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New Delhi: The issue of Gajendra Singh’s suicide at the AAP rally is expected to figure in Parliament on Thursday. Even as Singh’s family is trying to come to terms with the tragedy, there is no end to political blame game over the issue. The Aam Aadmi Party is facing flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress for not doing enough to save the farmer. On the other hand, Kejriwal accused the police of inaction and said it was an attempt to “sabotage” his party’s rally.

BJP is holding protests aganst the AAP government outside the Delhi Police headquarters demanding action against culprits. Delhi BJP leader Satish Upadhyay blames AAP government for the suicide, says people responsible should be punished.

As the issue will rock the parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with ministers on the farmer’s suicide. Senior leaders Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Venkaiah Naidu are present at the meeting.

Congress members are also staging protest outside Kejriwals residence on Thursday.

A farmer named Gajendra Singh had hanged himself during a AAP rally on Wednesday. However,

 AAP in turmoil over farmer’s suicide, opposition rocks Delhi

New Delhi: The issue of Gajendra Singh’s suicide at the AAP rally is expected to figure in Parliament on Thursday. Even as Singh’s family is trying to come to terms with the tragedy, there is no end to political blame game over the issue. The Aam Aadmi Party is facing flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress for not doing enough to save the farmer. On the other hand, Kejriwal accused the police of inaction and said it was an attempt to “sabotage” his party’s rally.

BJP is holding protests aganst the AAP government outside the Delhi Police headquarters demanding action against culprits. Delhi BJP leader Satish Upadhyay blames AAP government for the suicide, says people responsible should be punished.

As the issue will rock the parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with ministers on the farmer’s suicide. Senior leaders Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Venkaiah Naidu are present at the meeting.

Congress members are also staging protest outside Kejriwals residence on Thursday.

A farmer named Gajendra Singh had hanged himself during a AAP rally on Wednesday. However, Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide at the Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, was a resident of Dausa in Rajasthan. While there are reports that Singh was a farmer, he was not just a farmer but he was also an active social and political worker. He has even fought Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha elections in the past.

Since his younger days, he was actively involved with his uncle Gopal Singh Nangal in politics. Nangal has been a village head and a sarpanch.

Singh began his political career with the Bharatiya Janata Party. He took part in local events of the party and had even wanted to fight elections for the BJP. In 2003, when Singh did not manage to get a ticket from the BJP, he joined the Samajwadi Party.

He fought elections in 2003 but faced defeat at the hands of BJP’s Alka Singh. Despite his loss, he continued to remain in politics and was a member of the SP till 2013. During this period, he took became a district president as well as became a member of the state working committee

In 2013, in a hope to get a ticket to contest Vidhan Sabha polls again, Singh switched to Congress. But when he did not get any positive response, he joined the AAP.

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