Don't vote for Cong: Vidarbha farmer in suicide note

Mumbai: The suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha's Yavatmal district has put the Maharashtra Government in a spot, as in his suicide note, he asked people not to vote for Congress and NCP, the ruling alliance partners in the state, as they don't "care" for farmers.

"Don't vote for the Congress and NCP; they don't care for farmers," 45-year-old Gajanan Ghotekar wrote in the suicide note before consuming pesticide last week at village Kothwada in the district.

Ghotekar killed himself as he could not repay a loan of over a lakh rupees. He had bought a tractor, but could not pay for it. He was also under stress over his daughter's marriage.

"They (Congress-NCP) will ruin the country," the farmer wrote, according to an official. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said a case of abetting suicide should be filed against the government.