The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP authorities of forcing folks into “suicidal hopelessness”, citing an NCRB report that mentioned a complete of 9.52 lakh folks have dedicated suicides since 2014.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned there was a rise of 55 per cent within the variety of college students committing suicide, 58 per cent improve among the many unemployed, and 139.37 per cent improve amongst farmers, labourers and each day wagers, as per the report.
“During the last seven years between 2014 and 2020, the failed and insensitive policies of the Modi government pushed 9,58,275 Indians into ending their lives by committing suicide,” Surjewala mentioned via a press release.
“Today in an attempt to mask its failed anti-people policies the government is nakedly resorting to perpetuating divisiveness, negativity, hopelessness amongst the people,” he mentioned.
Surjewala mentioned that regardless of the damning figures, the BJP “continues to lust after power”.
He mentioned the info introduced within the report is “frightening and heart-rending”.
The report titled ‘Suicides and Accidental Deaths in India’ was launched final month by the National Crime Records Bureau which comes below the Union Home Ministry.
Surjewala mentioned the report represented a “saga of unending hopelessness” for folks from all walks of life, “as opportunities for the aspiring have been converted into cesspools of suicidal depression”.
“Faced with hopelessness and gloom of unemployment, inflation, rising prices of crops and overall uncertainty the people of the country are embracing death over life by choosing to commit suicide,” he mentioned.
The Congress chief mentioned housewives are bearing the brunt of constant inflation that’s inflicting an increase in costs of most family items.
He mentioned excessive costs and lack of employment alternatives have been the primary causes behind home discord resulting in housewives preferring suicide.
“The NCRB data displays the ‘Yamlok Sidhar’ picture of the government rather than that of ‘Lok Sudhar’,” he mentioned.
Surjewala attributed the suicide of 78,303 farmers — 35,122 of whom had been farm labourers — recorded within the final seven years to the “crony-capitalist and anti-farmer policies” of the Modi authorities.
He mentioned these had been the “anti-farmer” insurance policies of the federal government that drove the 19 per cent rise in farmer suicides from 2019 to 2020.
Surjewala mentioned the nation’s future was in darkish and cited the suicide of 69,407 college students between 2014 and 2020 to help the declare.