Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, has squarely blamed the unconcerned and unmoved Manohar Lal Khattar Government for the death of farmer Raghunath of Dayalgargh village in Yamunanagar District, who died while standing in the queue for two full days for procuring urea. “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 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”, Ms Choudhry said.
In a statement issued here today, the former Excise and Taxation Minister asked the Khattar Government to set up a probe to go into the death of the farmer, take strict action against those responsible for making him stand in the queue for urea for two days, and pay adequate compensation to the family of the deceased. “It is high time the state government and the administration woke up from their slumber to the hard and harsh reality of shortage of urea,and took urgent steps to make adequate supplies available to the agitating farmers of the state. The death of Raghuanth should rock the conscience of the BJP Government. Should the government fail to move, the Congress Party will take the path of agitation and hit the streets to secure the farmers their rights”, Ms Choudhry said.