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Farmer suicide during AAP rally: Arvind Kejriwal, Digvijay Singh, Narendra Modi, others react

Fri April 24 2015, 8:17 am
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    Arvind Kejriwal attacked in Lok Sabha for 'defamatory news' move:

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government on Monday came under attack in Lok Sabha over the move against 'defamatory news', with BJP saying it was a reminder of the Emergency. The issue was raised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi without naming Arvind Kejriwal and his government but obviously referring to it. She said the Chief Minister of Delhi has said that defamation cases should be filed against those who do not write favourable about them. At the same time, the "good journalists" from their perspective shall be encouraged through awards, Lekhi said. "Such a move an insult to democracy. The House should condemn it," the BJP member said. "We cannot have a system in which such news is incentivised with the tax payers money which the government (of Delhi) finds suitable. It's an attempt to keep the truth away from the people," she added. It reminds of Emergency when the media was targeted by the then Congress government at the Centre. (PTI) (11/05/2015)

  • aam aadmi party rally

    Congress general secretary Divijay Singh today criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the farmer suicide during the party rally in Delhi yesterday, calling party convener Arvind Kejriwal "insensitive". "Neither the AAP cadre nor police came forward to rescue him. It was very shocking to me that Kejriwal remained so insensitive that he went ahead with the rally. What has happened at the rally was very unfortunate," Singh told reporters here. He said it seemed that the man was made to climb the tree to create "nautanki" (show) as AAP workers were indulging in sloganeering and clapping during the entire protest. To a poser, Singh said Kejriwal too was a "megalomaniac like Prime Minister Narendra Modi." (Image: PTI)

  • narendra modi visit

    250 villagers abducted by Naxals in Chattisgarh on eve of PM Narendra Modi's visit : A hostage situation is continuing since last night in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh where around 250 villagers were seized by Maoist rebels on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to neighbouring Dantewada. Chief Minister Raman Singh said anywhere between 200 and 250 villagers were abducted by the Naxals from a few villages in Sukma district and efforts were being made by the local administration for their release. (PTI) (09/05/2015)

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    An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteer who claimed he had unsuccessfully tried to prevent the farmer from ending his life at today's rally at Jantar Mantar said he had little time to mount a rescue even as he blamed the policemen for not helping him. Joginder, an AAP volunteer from Chandigarh, said he had climbed the tree to try and save the 41-year-old farmer, Gajendra Singh from Rajasthan, as the latter tried to hang himself during the party's rally against NDA's land Bill. "I was standing close by when I saw that somebody had climbed the tree. Although I was not sure what he (Singh) was doing, I suspected his actions and decided to act in order to save him," said Joginder, who charged that police at the spot had made no attempt to rescue the farmer. Singh had tried to draw the attention of the crowd before taking the extreme step as he waved a broom which he had been holding from atop the tree. "I tried to save him and climbed the tree, only I know how difficult it was. I was about to fall down myself. I could have been injured, but still I thought of saving him.” (Image: PTI)

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    Centre backs Sushma Swaraj in Lalit Modi row
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the PM Narendra Modi-led govt stands with Sushma Swaraj, who took a humanitarian approach and helped former IPL chairman Lalit Modi receive travel documents despite the red corner notice against him still in effect. "Sushma Swaraj ji has done the right thing. A person with humanitarian perspective should take the same steps. She had only told the British High Commissioner that if the United Kingdom's rules allowed him to help [Lalit Modi] then India would raise no objections. We justify her actions and the government is completely with her on her stand," Singh said. (PTI)

  1. Happy Singh
    Apr 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm
    Gajendra ji ne mrne se pehle koi suicide note bhi nhi likha tha matlab ki unka koi pehle se hi faisla nhi tha suicide krne ka vo to jb rally me unko baar-2 kejriwal ji ne nazar andaaz kiya tb unhone ne ye kdm uthaya .
    1. Happy Singh
      Apr 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm
      or jb gajendra ped pe chde to kejriwal ji police ko bol rhe the agr police bchane jaati to vo turant faansi lgaa lete fir bhi unhone Police ko hi blaim krna tha agr vo khud jate unse aaram se baat krte ki me tumhaari baat sununga or tumhaari mdd krunga fir vo shayad bcha pate pr unho ne aisa nhi kiya or to hor unke mrne ke baad bhi unhone rally ko chalu rkha usko bnd tk nhi kiya.....
      1. K
        K Shashidharan
        Apr 25, 2015 at 10:29 am
        The situation was very poorly handled by the AAP when the entire leadership witnessed the incident. They might have never thought that the man on the tree top will take this extreme step. Very unfortunate. Political wolfs have now pounced for their share of flesh. We should now stop such incidents of farmer suicides in the entire country.Properly ess the damage to crops and provide good compensation and give a healing touch.Yes they will feel that there is some one taking care of us. This will have a very big positive impact on the agricultural sector.

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