Farmer suicide was AAP drama which turned into tragedy: RSS

New Delhi: The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide was a “drama” enacted by AAP which turned out to be a “tragedy”, and advised the party to take right lessons from the incident.Calling
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PTI 28 Apr 2015, 10:42 AM IST

New Delhi: The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide was a “drama” enacted by AAP which turned out to be a “tragedy”, and advised the party to take right lessons from the incident.

Calling AAP's recent farmer rally as one that touched the “lowest level” of politics, the RSS mouthpiece Organiser has hit out at the party saying such “dirty” politics should be discarded.

Challenging AAP's “party with a difference” tag, the piece argues that AAP has added to Indian politics an entertainment value that is unique and has gone to the extent of enacting a drama in the name of farmer's suicide.

“The kind of entertainment value AAP has added to Indian politics is again unique. With 24X7 media glare, the anarchist formation used every space to catch attention. Some dramatics, either in the form of sloganeering or leadership gimmicks are always used in electoral politics.

“From 'Garibi Hatao' to 'Acche Din' are catchy words that touch the cords of common voters. But what AAP has done in the name of farmers' rally is touching lowest level of politics. In another attempt of embarrassing the Centre, AAP tried to create a drama which turned out to be a tragedy,” the editorial said.

It further said that “for catching the public attention through media, instigating some supposed to be farmer to enact a suicide attempt and the person actually losing his life is dirty politics, which should be discarded outright.”

Written in the backdrop of farmer's suicide that shook the country, the article further goes on to question the genesis of AAP and asks, “Is AAP really a party with a difference. The script, drama and presentation of this loose political formation are proving to be sensational but foreign to be part of India's democratic culture," the editorial said.

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