Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he was “deeply shattered” and “disappointed” over the suicide committed by a farmer here and told the farming community not to consider themselves alone.
“Gajendra’s death has saddened the nation. We are deeply shattered and disappointed. Condolences to his family,” he said in a tweet while referring to the suicide committed by the farmer at a rally here.
“At no point must the hardworking farmer think he is alone. We are all together in creating a better tomorrow for the farmers of India,” he added.
Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Dausa in Rajasthan, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in full public view in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an Aam Aadmi Party rally.
A father of three, Gajendra climbed a neem tree in Jantar Mantar, a stone’s throw away from Parliament, put his ‘gamcha’ (towel) around his neck and tied it to a branch.