Kalawati accused the Congress-led government in Maharashtra of not
giving adequate land compensation to around 4,000 women from
Son-in-law of Kalawati Bandurkar, a
widow who became the face of farmers` distress in Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi`s speech in Parliament, allegedly
committed suicide afted he failed to repay his debt.
The flip-flop by Kalawati, over fighting next month`s Assembly polls has evoked sharp reaction here.Sep 22, 2009, 23:21 PM IST
Sulabh International founder
Bindeshwar Pathak on Monday urged Kalawati, who gained fame after Rahul Gandhi referred to her plight during a Parliamentary debate last year, to "refrain from joining politics".
The Republican Left Democratic Front (RLDF) on Sunday announced its support to the candidature of Kalawati Bandurkar, the widow of a farmer in Vidarbha.Sep 20, 2009, 19:48 PM IST