Between words and deeds falls big mouth Rahul

published on December 20, 2010



Debt drives Kalavati’s son-in-law to death

NAGPUR: The son-in-law of Maharashtra’s Kalavati Bandurkar – the woman cited by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his speech during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s trust vote in parliament July 28 – committed suicide on Friday, a farmers’ organisation said.

“Sanjay Kalaskar, a farmer, was under tremendous pressure to repay the loan he had taken from money lenders and a micro finance institute. His farms had not yielded sufficient crops this year,” said Kishor Tiwari, president of the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, an NGO that works for the rights of farmers and their widows.

“He consumed pesticide and ended his life early on Friday,” Tiwari added.

Repeated attempts to get in touch with the village police station failed. Kalaskar, 25, was a resident of Jalka village in Yavatmal district of the state’s Vidarbha region and stayed only a few kilometres away from where Kalavati lives.

Kalavati, whose husband also committed suicide, shot to fame after Gandhi’s speech in the Lok Sabha. She was also set to contest the 2009 state assembly elections from Wani. She, however, withdrew her candidature later, citing health issues.

Read more: Debt drives Kalavati’s son-in-law to death – The Times of India

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