The Congress targeted both AAP and BJP for the suicide by Gajendra Singh, a distressed farmer from Rajasthan, demanding registration of a case of abetment to suicide against the Centre and Delhi governments.
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Under fire over the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament and outside, BJP slammed Kejriwal for continuing with his speech at the rally even as the tragedy unfolded at Jantar Mantar, a stone's throw from Parliament House.

"I want to ask all those leaders of AAP, what is more important? A life is important or politics is more important? A life is more important or your career is more important? Your wish to become something is more important or your wish to save the man who is dying is more important? " BJP spokesman Sambit Patra alleged.

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He (Kejriwal) had known very well that when poor Gajendra Singh had jumped from the tree a man had committed suicide. He had known very well that  a man had died. Still he did not decide to keep quiet. He had still tried to score those political brownie points BJP spokesman added.

The Aam Aadmi Party, however, cried "sabotage" and accused the police of being "mute spectators" to the tragedy and blamed the Delhi police, which functions under the Centre, for

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Facing criticism over the incident that took place in full public view in the presence of a battery of its top leaders, Kejriwal said, "We kept asking the police to bring him down. Police may not be in our control but at least there should be a semblance of humanity among them. I am rushing to the hospital with Manish Sisodia."

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, however, was a little guarded when he said he did not wish to make any statements in "this hour of grief" but assured the farmers that his party would stand strongly behind them and will not allow anyone to take away their land.

He also asked Youth Congress workers to help transport the farmer's body to his hometown.

Describing the incident as "sad", CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said it was a sign of how deep the agrarian crisis in the country was and how unhappy the farmers were, and advised the government to think about it.