Politicos slam Haryana Minister OP Dhankar for calling famers committing suicide cowards

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New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday slammed Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar for his ‘insensitive remark’ on farmers who are committing suicide unable to pay loans due to crop loss. Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in many states have ruined crops standing on several thousand acres of land leading to great distress and financial trouble for lakhs of farmers who are opting for suicide as their last option. Dhankar has said, “Suicide is a crime. According to Indian law, suicide is a crime. A person who commits suicide runs away from his responsibilities. Such people are cowards and the government cannot stand by such cowards or criminals.” The statement by an agriculture minister has drawn reactions from across political circles wherein many said that the BJP should be sensitive towards farmer’s woes and try to address the same.

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