Congress meets Chhattisgarh governor on farmers’ suicide

January 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Raipur, Jan 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh’s Congress has complained to Governor Shekhar Dutt about unabated suicide deaths of farmers in the state during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime, a party spokesperson said Tuesday.

A delegation of the party led by state president Nandkumar Patel met the governor Monday and sought his attention towards rising suicide deaths of farmers across the state, party state spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi told reporters.

He added that cases of farmers’ suicide had risen in recent months as farmers were reeling under a debt trap.

The Congress claims that more than 18,000 farmers have committed suicide in the state since December 2003 when the BJP came to power.

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