AP may accord ‘Kisan Shaheed’ status to Gajendra

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Dausa: The family members of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who committed suicide during the AAP’s rally in New Delhi, on Friday demanded that he be accorded the status of ‘Kisan Shaheed’.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who met the farmer’s family in his native Dausa district in Rajasthan, said that he would talk to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in this regard.

“The relatives told me that since he died for the farmers’ cause, he should be given the status of ‘Kisan Shaheed’ by the Delhi government,” Singh told the media here.

“Secondly, they asked that a member of their family, who turns 18, be given a job in the Delhi government. I will talk to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about this. I am sure the Delhi government will take a positive step in this direction,” he added.

Gajendra’s parents, however, said nothing could compensate for their son’s death.

“I am half mad with grief. What do I say? They apologised to me, even touched my feet, but what do I say?” said his mother.

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