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AAP MP's jibe at Modi, says 'mann ki baat' can't solve farmer's problems; Speaker expels remark

Apr 23, 2015 02:31 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Passing the buck to the Bharatiya Janata Party for inaction against assistance to farmers, Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann demanded an immediate action. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mann said that the issues of farmers cannot be solved just by speaking on radio on "mann ki baat".

"Just mann ki baat won't solve problems. We should not play politics on this issue. It was an unfortunate and shameful incident but this is a failure of the system," he said.

However, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expelled Mann's remarks. The Speaker's decision drew severe crticism from parliamentarians.

A discussion was held in Parliament over the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh at a rally organised by AAP in Delhi on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Singh, a father of three, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in public view at an AAP rally on Wednesday in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A case has been registered under sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 306 (Abetment of suicide), 304 A (Causing death by negligence) of Indian Penal Code.

Gajendra Singh, a resident of Nangal Jhamarwada village in Dausa, also left a suicide note stating that he had three children and had been disowned by his father due to crop damage after recent rains and hailstorm.

A purported suicide note was also recovered from the spot which also had his family's contact number.

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