BJP slams TMC after RTI reveals 122 farmer suicides in Bengal vs 0 state-claimed deaths



Pashim Medinipur: The BJP has slammed the TMC government after glaring facts emerged as activist Bishwanath Goswami in a right to information (RTI) request sought clarification on farmer suicides in Purba Medinipur area of ​​Bengal western. Contrary to West Bengal state government projections, at least 122 farmers have been reported dead in the last year in the region.
However, data provided by the Bengal government showed zero fatalities. Even the most recent data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) highlighted that no farmers had committed suicide in the state.
According to reports, the highest number of suicide cases came from Ghatal in 2021, which stood at 63. So far, 13 farmers have committed suicide in the region this year.
In Goaltore village, 14 farmers were killed last year while 5 recent suicides were committed this year.
No less than 10 farmers committed suicide in Anandpur and 8 in Keshavpur. While in Anantapur, two have committed suicide so far this year.
Questioning the shocking statistics, BJP Bengal co-leader Amit Malviya criticized the government of West Bengal.
The BJP leader shared a screenshot of the report on a microblogging site and demanded answers from TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee.
Taking to Twitter, Malviya wrote, “In the latest NCRB report, the World Bank government declared ZERO farmer deaths due to suicides. . It is not only a government of thieves, but also of criminals.”
BJP-led opposition parties have continued to call out and question the data and intent of the Bengal government regarding the incidents. (ANI)

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