Gajendra Singh, 43, a farmer from Dausa district of Rajasthan, who shook the country by committing suicide in a crowded rally for the Kisans, was cremated on Thursday. His funeral was conducted in his native village Nangal Jhamarvar in Dausa, Rajasthan.
His funeral was attended by many politicians and a large number of locals. Singh’s mortal remains were brought to the village in a large procession. His body was then taken to Rajgarh in Alwar district, which is about 30 kms away from his village. Due to his neice’s wedding, his body was brought in the morning to perform the last rites.
Ganjendra, a father of three, had committed suicide at the AAP Kisan rally in Jantar Mantar, Delhi.
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and PCC President Sachin Pilot were also present.
“It is a very tragic incident and we are here to offer whatever support we can to the family. Farmers are distraught and feeling helpless.There has been a system failure,” Pilot said. Gehlot said that the government is clearly not taking this issue seriously and demanded the government to announce a package for the farmers.
Kejriwal and his party faced huge political criticism for continuing with the rally even after the farmer’s tragic, yet shocking suicide.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted the deep regret he felt towards this unfortunate situation.
“Gajendra’s death has saddened the Nation. We are all deeply shattered & disappointed. Condolences to his family… At no point must the hardworking farmer think he is alone. We are all together in creating a better tomorrow for the farmers of India,” PM Modi said.Gajendra Singh