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PTI mumbai Last Updated at 07-12-2018 22:43:27 IST India

Son of a farmer who had died after

consuming poison at Mantralaya seeking compensation for his

land warned Friday that he too would commit suicide if three

Maharashtra ministers who `broke' their promise to the family

did not quit.

Having sent a letter to this effect to the chief

minister, Narendra Patil, resident of Vikharan in Dhule

district, climbed a mobile tower in the village Friday morning

and came down only after district officials persuaded him.

On January 22, Dharma Patil (84) consumed poison on

the premises of the state secretariat `Mantralaya' here,

demanding adequate compensation for his land which had been

acquired by the government for a solar power project.

Narendra, his son, said Friday that he has written to

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and asked him to sack three

of his ministers if they did not quit on their own.

If they did not step down, the chief minister himself

should resign, Narendra said, warning that he would jump off a

mobile tower otherwise.

He indeed climbed a mobile tower in the village this

morning, and got down hours later only after district

officials assured him that they would look into the family's

grievances, Narendra told PTI in the evening.

After Dharma Patil's death, ministers Girish Mahajan

and Jaykumar Rawal had assured that action would be taken

against those found guilty, Narendra said in his December 6

letter.

Chandrashekhar Bavankule, another minister, too had

given an assurance in writing, and yet no justice was done to

the family, he alleged.

"In the event of the ministers not resigning...then

you (Fadnavis) should accept moral responsibility and resign,"

Narendra wrote.

"Immediate action must be taken....Or else, I will

have no option but to commit suicide," the letter said.

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