Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Ashutosh Singh on Friday broke into tears while chatting with the daughter of Gajendra Singh, farmer who committed suicide during Kisan Rally organised by AAP here.
The journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh said that he is guilty of the death of the farmer.
Megha, a Class XII student, asked why had the AAP leaders continued with their speeches even as her father hanged himself at the rally at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday.
“I am your sinner. I was present on the stage and still could not save him. We have not slept in the night. There is a lot of pain,” Ashutosh said.
Ashutosh was crying profusely while chatting with Megha, daughter of the farmer.
“I could not prevent the death of your father,” he told Megha.
“My father did not commit suicide and I am not ready to believe that my father took his own life. There was no monetary problem, but yes, there was pain over the loss of crops,” the 17-year daughter said while chatting with the AAP spokesman.
“I didn’t enter politics for this kind of blame game. I want to request Rajnath Singh, Ajay Maken and Sambit Patra to stop politicising the death of a farmer,” Ashutosh said.
He also slammed journalist for overhyping the issue.
“I know what is journalism… I urge you, please stop asking questions,” he added.
Incidentally, Kejriwal apologised for not calling off the rally immediately as the tragedy unfolded and admitted that his making a speech had been a “mistake”.
The AAP supremo also slammed the media and the opposition parties, saying that the debate had veered away from the “real issue” of farmers’ plight.
Ashutosh accused BJP of trying to politicise the issue and dragging deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s name into the controversy.
“BJP and Congress are politicising the issue. They are dragging Sisodia’s name into this. Fingers are being pointed at (AAP leader) Kumar Vishwas. We are humans. We are not here to do politics (over the issue). Rajnath Singh ji should understand. We are being blamed for instigating him (Gajendra Singh). This is wrong,” Ashutosh said.