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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh during a press conference regarding farmer's suicide at an AAP rally in New Delhi on April 22, 2015.IANS

AAP leader Ashutosh's sobbing act on TV while talking to Gajendra Singh's daughter Megha during a live TV interview has not gone down well with social media users, who started a hastag on Twitter and ridiculed him for shedding "crocodile tears".

"I am your guilty, Megha. I could not prevent the death of your father... I hope you are able to forgive me for your father's death,"Ashutosh said during a live interview with Gajendra Singh's daughter on Aaj Tak, India Today reported.

Sounding apologetic for not being able to prevent Singh from hanging himself from a tree during a farmers' rally organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi on Wednesday, teary-eyed Ashutosh also said Gajendra Singh's death should not be "politicised." 

"I didn't enter politics for this kind of blame game. I want to request Rajnath Singh, Ajay Maken and Sambit Patra to stop politicising the death of a farmer," Ashutosh said.

However, there seem to be no takers for his "drama" on live TV, as Twitter was soon flooded with tweets with the hashtag #AshuCries.

They lashed out at the former journalist and asked to stop shedding "crocodile tears", besides taking potshots at him.