Irrespective of his background and his intention, everyone is to share the blame for his death.
But, as expected, his death has become a full blown political matter.
Every political party is trying to sound sympathetic to the cause of the farmer and blaming the others for it.
We are remembering the farming community, once again, a community that employs maximum number of people in India. The ‘tears’ are being shed. Probes are being launched. It seems a solution will be reached that will be acceptable to the central party, the farmers, and all other stakeholders.
Society, polity – all are involved in this blamegame over a death in public – of a man who happened to be a farmer. Unseasonal rains created havoc for him. His standing crop was destroyed and he had no other mean as his father had ousted him. He had no other mean left but to commit suicide as no government compensation ever reached to him, as the alleged suicide note from his said.
And he hanged himself in full public view yesterday.
A newly formed political party, that is at the helms of the affair of Delhi, chose to speak and disband the rally, not to rush to save him. Its leader did not visit the hospital later (as spoken from the stage there) after he came to know that he was brought dead. Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken visited the hospital to express his condolences and expressed his solidarity. Offices of Delhi CM and HMO issued statements. Blames and counterblames began. As expected, ugly politics began.
After all, a farmer had died, in the Indian capital, in full public view, during the rally of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Today, it swept both Houses of Parliament. Rajya Sabha that began today and Lok Sabha that resumed its session on April 20, could not find, so far, any other issue to debate. All parties spoke, trying to squeeze in maximum politics. HM spoke. PM spoke. Leaders of Opposition in both Houses spoke. The AAP continue to defend it shamefully. Delhi Police continue to be defended in spite of all the odds.
Politics and what else!
Farmers are dying in the country, for decades, irrespective of the government in the office. Every government has failed to check the issue so far. Every party has shown the lack of initiative so far.
And we all are to share the blame.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/