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Farmers Suicide Not Due To Drinking, Hema Malini Drinks Everyday But Doesn't Commit Suicide: Maha MLA[/caption]
The increasing number of farmers committing suicide in Maharashtra has been attributed to various reasons, from frequent alcohol consumption to expensive weddings for daughters and failed crops.
Maharashtra's independent MLA Bacchu Kadu earlier on Friday lashed out against the allegations, comparing Bollywood's original 'dreamgirl' and BJP MP Hema Malini to the farmers, reportedly saying “Hema Malini drinks everyday, but does she commit suicide?”
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Kadu also refuted the claims that farmers were under financial pressure due to marriage expenditures saying “ All these reasons are nonsensical. Gadkari spent Rs four crore on his son’s wedding. So should we now wait for him to commit suicide?”
However, Kadu did provide the 'real' cause of the farmers' suicides citing a lack of money. “Professor Swamninathan always said that farmers’ produce is increasing but not their income,” he said.
Maharashtra has been facing a severe farm crisis with high numbers of farmers committing suicide nearly every day. Nearly 90 lakh farmers have been impacted by drought conditions as well.