Farmer tried to commit suicide in front of minister over failure to get electricity connection for 38 years

Maharashtra, June 18 : A farmer tried to commit suicide in front of state Energy Minister, C Bawankule in Buldhana on 15 June as his grandfather had applied for electricity connection in 1980 but after so many years still living without electricity.

Ishwar Kharate, farmer who tried to commit suicide by drinking poison before state Energy Minister, C Bawankule in Buldhana , said, ” I had informed the district administration that I’ll commit suicide but they didn’t care, so I drank poison before the minister.”

Ishwar Kharate said he was compelled to take such an extreme step as “My grandfather had applied for electricity connection in 1980 but we still don’t have it,despite our constant efforts we’re not getting a connection”.

39-year-old Kharate tried to commit suicide at an event in Buldhana district of Maharashtra where two state ministers were present

Deepak Devhate, Buldhana Electricity Dept official, said, ” Sriram Kharate who had applied for connection in 1980 has deceased, in 2006 we had sent a demand note to Ishwar Kharate but he failed to pay the amount for it, if he pays the due amount he will be provided a connection.”

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