Raipur. Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik visited village Torla in Abhanpur constituency today to demand government assistance for the family members of the farmer who died by suicide. He also gave a sum of twenty-one-thousand rupees to the bereaved family of Prakash Tarak. He also directed the SDM to provide necessary help to Prakash Tarak's family after seeing their dilapidated residence.
Dharamlal Kaushik also said that the Abhanpur MLA made a very irresponsible statement in this regard. The MLA had called the dead farmer a 'mental patient'; the state government is trying to cover up. They also tried to cast doubts on him (Prakash Tarak) being a farmer. The leader of opposition stated that calling a dead farmer 'mental patient' to hide their incompetence is insulting to farmers.
Dharamlal Kaushik declared that the government should give immediate compensation to the dead farmer's family because of the loss of the crop. He asserted that because of bogus cures, non-standard fertilizers and fake seeds farmers are dying by suicide in the entire state, despite this, the state government is not worried. About five farmers have died by suicide in the state within last month. A total of Two-hundred-thirty-three farmers have committed suicide in Chhattisgarh within a year.
Former minister Chandrashekhar Sahu, senior BJP leader Ashok Bajaj, District president Dr Gulab Tikariya, BJP leader Gaurishankar Shriwas and the others were present.