Shiv Sena Sees No 'Net' Value In Anti-Suicide Step At Maharashtra Secretariat

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Mumbai:  The Shiv Sena today took a jibe at the Maharashtra government over fixing a safety net at the state secretariat to prevent suicides, saying it was akin to treating legs for an ailment in the stomach.

It claimed that over 4,000 people have committed suicide in the last three years either at their homes or farms in the state, and only a handful have resorted to the extreme step at the secretariat.

The government is expected to take measures to resolve the woes of farmers and other people to prevent such incidents, the Sena said while seeking to know if installing the safety net in the state administrative premises was the only solution.

“Instead of fixing the nylon nets, the government should make concrete provisions that people do not need to commit suicide…the ailment is in the stomach, however, the legs are being plastered,” quipped the Sena in an editorial in party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

The PWD department recently installed the safety net…

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