Scindia meets kin of those who died in Bhind over crop loss

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhind/Morena
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2015 16:03 IST

Congress Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday visited the families of the farmers who died recently over crop damage in Bhind.

Scindia went to the house of late Sumat Singh Narvaria at Adokhar village in Mehgaon (Bhind).

Narvaria had died of shock after a hailstorm destroyed crop in his field.

The senior Congress leader met the family of the deceased and offered condolence. He expressed his support to the family. Scindia said the state government's policies are responsible for the plight of farmers. He said the BJP is now aiming at snatching farmers' land too.

Later, he visited the house of another farmer Virendra Singh Gurjar. The Congress MP also visited other villages, where farmers died either of shock or committed suicide, and met the families.

So far, 18 farmers have died in the state after the destruction of crop due to unseasonal rain and hailstorms. He also went to the house of Sunita Tomar, who was the face of anti-tobacco campaign, and had died recently.

Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare and local Congress leaders accompanied Scindia during his visit.

Meanwhile, the Congress MP also visited the residence of slain policeman Dharmendra Singh Chauhan at Ramanuj Nagar in Gwalior to express solidarity with the family.

Chauhan was killed by sand mafia in Morena recently. Scindia said that BJP government has failed to check the sand mafia.

"One inquiry is not over and another incident occurs," said Scindia on a question over the state government's decision to constitute SIT to probe the killing.

"Tough action is needed against the sand mafia," he added.

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