Showing the cruelty, BJP MP and Union Minister of State for Agriculturetells, Sanjeev Balyan threatening farmers to do whatever they like.
Sanjeev Balyan also an accused in the riots that broken out in western UP in 2013. However he was released on bailable warrant.
According to reports, a group of farmers approached Union minister, with their problems and threatened to commit suicide if demands are not met, the Minister of State for Agriculture said they are free to do whatever they likes.
“Do whatever you like,” Balyan told the farmers in Rajasthan’s Tonk where he was attending an event organised by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research.
Acording to IBN the power supply to one of the farmer’s village Arniya Kakda was cut off for over a fortnight, affecting his 200-odd fruit trees.
Frustrated by the apathy of the electricity department in the BJP-ruled state, the farmer is reported to have told Balyan that he will be forced to commit suicide if he does not get urgent help.
Annoyed with the farmer demand, the BJP MP said “Go, do whatever you like. Don’t talk about it.”
It is to be noted that, thousands of farmers commit suicide every year in India due to mounting debt or bad weather destroying crops. Maharashtra, with more 65,000 farmer suicides, tops the list. Last year, as many as 3,228 debt-hit farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra, with the maximum in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions.