Malviya's brother Chandresh told reporters that crop-failure led his brother to commit suicide.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about severe loss to crops caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in his state.
Reports say the farmer was related to President Patil, a claim refuted by her relatives.
Farmer suicides in Punjab is a truth that even the government is too scared to confront.
Despite the alarming rise in the number of farmer’s suicides in the state, Punjab is not on the map of states needing relief.
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