Choudhry flays BJP govt for being 'indifferent'

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2015 22:00 IST

Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry on Friday flayed the ML Khattar-led BJP government for allegedly being indifferent over the death of a farmer in Yamunanagar district, while standing in a queue for two days to get urea.

In a statement issued here on Friday, she said that farmer Raghunath of Dayalgargh village in Yamunanagar had died while standing in aqueue for two days to procure urea for his fields.

"The farmers, protesting the shortage of urea in different parts of the state, have been braving the wrath of the police even as the Haryana government has kept denying reports of any shortage. The death of the farmer in Yamunanagar who had to wait for two consecutive days waiting in a queue for urea, not only nails all claims of normal supplies made by the Khattar government but also exposes its indifferent, inhuman and callous attitude", Choudhry said.

The former excise and taxation minister also asked the Khattar government to order a probe into the death of the farmer, take strict action against those responsible, pay adequate compensation to the family of the deceased and take urgent steps to make adequate supplies.

She warned that if the government failed to take any action in this regard, the Congress party would "take the path of agitation and hit the streets to secure the farmers their rights".

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