Mumbai: A farmer who committed suicide in Vidharba’s Yavatmal district has left behind a note in which he purportedly asked people not to vote for Congress and NCP in Maharashtra as the ruling alliance partners don't care for farmers.

"Don't vote for the Congress and NCP. They don't care for farmers," 45-year-old Gajanan Ghotekar wrote in the suicide note before consuming pesticide last week at Kothwada village.

Police recovered the suicide note from Ghotekar’s family members and are verifying it’s hand writing. According to family members, Ghotekar killed himself as he could not repay a loan of over a lakh rupees.

The note has put the state government in a spot but was utilised by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday to target the ruling establishment in the state. A case of abetting suicide should be filed against the state government, Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

According to state government official, he had bought a tractor, but could not pay for it. He was also under stress over raising funds for his daughter's marriage.

"Congress-NCP will ruin the country," the farmer wrote in the suicide note.

(JPN/Agencies)