Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah accompanied by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday met the family of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who allegedly committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, at Nangal Jhamarwada village of Dausa district.
The BJP leaders consoled the grieving family members of Singh, who killed himself on Wednesday. After addressing a party workers meeting in Jaipur, Shah accompanied by Raje, health minister Rajendra Rathore and Dausa MP Harish Meena went to Dausa, about 120 km from Jaipur, amid tight security arrangements.
On Friday, Raje had had avoided a direct answer to a question about the possibility of her visit to the family of Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who had hanged himself from a tree during a rally of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on Wednesday.
“You all know very well that everything (about Gajendra) has appeared in the newspapers… you know what the issue is all about…” Raje had said when she was asked by a reporter “if she will go to Dausa?”
Shah, Rathore and Meena sat with the male members while Raje went inside the house where the women were sitting. Later, Shah also met with the women.
Earlier, at a party workers’ meet, Raje said: “…One of Rajasthan’s sons died in Delhi. He was a son of this soil…and a simple person. It was his misfortune that that some people took advantage of his simplicity…”
Reading out a letter from Kalyanwat’s father Banne Singh in which he has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe, Raje said: “I feel there has been a conspiracy with Gajendra.”
The leaders spent more about 15 minutes with Gajendra’s relatives, who told Raje and Shah that his death was not suicide but a conspiracy. They also showed a diary kept by Gajendra and said his handwriting did not match that of the suicide note.
“We are with the family and will give them all possible help,” Raje told the media after meeting the farmer’s family.