Bangalore: In yet another jolt to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, it has been found that a farmer shown in a state advertisement singing praise for the BS Yeddyurappa government, is one of the farmers who have committed suicide.
The confirmation about the farmer’s suicide has caused a huge embarrassment to the ruling BJP government, which is now tight-lipped about the development.
The farmer in question had committed suicide last year after failing to repay his loans.
As per reports, the farmer, Nagaraju from Mandya district, committed suicide 18 months back because he couldn`t pay off his debts.
The Karnataka Shining Advertisement showing a smiling Nagaraju is now causing a great pain to his family, which says the ad shows the insensitive attitude of the government towards the farmers` plight.
"I have left my studies because I have to support my mother and my younger brother. The government has done nothing for us,” Bhavya, Nagaraju`s daughter was quoted as saying.
The advertisement has only given the Opposition JD-S and Congress more ammunition to target the corruption-tainted Yeddyurappa government.
Slamming the BJP government, JD-S leader and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said, “Yeddyurappa took an oath when he became the chief minister to protect farmers, but he has done nothing for them."