TMC raises farmer-suicide issue in the Parliament

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New Delhi: During a discussion today in Lok Sabha, senior Trinamool MP Saugata Roy condemned the politicisation of the tragic death of a farmer at a rally in New Delhi.Demanding a judicial probe into the death of the farmer, Professor Roy said the incidents “is the tragedy of the highest order that I can think about.”He added that farmer deaths are recurring phenomena in India, with about 12000 farmer suicides over the last few years. This was the first time someone committed suicide in front of TV cameras.

Saugata Roy also criticised the media for not doing anything as the tragedy unfolded before them. He also demanded that the government give compensation to farmers who suffered loss of crops. “Shall we be bound by bureaucratic rules and practices while people die, commit suicide? I would like a categorical statement from the Government today as to when they are going to give full compensation to the farmers in the States who have been hit by this crop loss, “he said.

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