Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday condemned Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar saying farmers commit suicide because of depression.

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Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday condemned Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar’s ‘farmers who commit suicide are cowards’ remark and emphasised that one should come out with long-term solutions to address their woes.Yadav said the people, who are novices in politics get filled up with pride after becoming ministers. “They have no clue. The farmers matter is entirely different. A farmer commits suicide because of depression. Who is responsible for this condition of the farmers? There is a need to find ways to address this issue,” he told the media here.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Meanwhile, Congress Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia said the government has crossed all limits of insensitivity at a time when farmers are suffering. Dhankar had made his controversial comment on Tuesday, and said those ending their lives did not deserve the government’s support. “Suicide is a crime. According to Indian law, suicide is a crime. A person who commits suicide runs away from his responsibilities. Such people are cowards and the government cannot stand by such cowards or criminals,” he said.

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Sharad Yadav condemns OP Dhankar’s ‘coward farmers commit suicide’ remark