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Over 7,000 farmers committed suicide in Narendra Modi's Gujarat

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 4:38pm IST | Agency: PTI

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today attacked BJP leader Narendra Modi, alleging that over 7,000 farmers had committed suicide in Gujarat during his tenure.

"The most costly fertiliser is being sent to farmers in Gujarat... Over 7,000 farmers have committed suicide there in Modi's regime," Yadav said at an election rally here.

In a bid to woo Muslim voters, Yadav said the condition of the community members was poor in the country and no political party tried to improve their situation.

Urging the people to vote for SP, he said that only his party could prevent Modi from becoming the Prime Minister of the country.

Yadav reiterated that neither BJP nor Congress would get majority in the Lok Sabha elections and the Third Front, in which SP would be the largest party, would form government at the Centre.

He promised a slew of benefits for farmers like interest free loan and free water for irrigation, besides promising increase of retirement age of government employees and special reservation to Muslims.

Appreciating the works done by the SP government led by his son Akhilesh, Yadav said that all the promises made in 2012 Assembly elections had been fulfilled in over two years time.

"A number of welfare schemes have been launched by the SP government in the state. Even others states are following UP...," he said.

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