BHUBANESWAR: BJD Lok Sabha member Pinaki Mishra on Monday indirectly blamed the BJP for suicides by farmers in Odisha, saying they had taken loans from money lenders, most of whom owed allegiance to the BJP.
"Farmers are committing suicide due to debt burden. People from the BJP are running money-lending business in the state and they are charging interest to farmers at rates as high as 36 percent per annum," the Biju Janata Dal told reporters after meeting chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
"These money lenders are forcing farmers to repay the dues, leading to their suicides," he said.
Mishra said he requested the chief minister to direct the state police chief to immediately crack down on the money lenders.
BJP has done more destruction in the 17 months than 60 years of congress
Stupid Pinaki Mishra you are out of mind. Bjp has hardly any presence in Odisha..You people have neglected western Odisha like anything. 50 farmers commited suicide in Western Odisha in last 2 months and you fool are blaming Bjp for it... Atleast give some compensation to these farmers. I my self was a loyal voter of bjd but the way you are neglecting our farmers it will cost you.
SECULARS DESTROYED INDIA.... MEDIA IS SCAMGRESS. .. INDIA HAS NOOOO HOPE
True.. Now its BJPs turn to destroy
Why they don't take action, just talk?
BJP has destroyed India...throw them out before they divide India
How have they destroyed India? Support your comment~
BJP is a creation of Pakistan to destroy India through divisive and communal politics of hatred.
Modi & BJP to blame for farmer suicides.