An Indian agricultural worker walks in a paddy field.Representational image. Reuters file

In yet another case of farmer suicide in Maharashtra, a BJP worker, also a soyabean farmer took his life by electrocuting himself on Tuesday.

He had a loan of two lakhs to pay off, reports NDTV.

The incident took place in Nagpur, the home district of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Just last month, an activist blamed official apathy for the suicide of six farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region.

Four of them were from Yavatmal district and one each from Akola and Amravati districts, Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti president Kishore Tiwari said.

"The farmers voted overwhelmingly for the BJP in both the Lok Sabha and assembly elections hoping their suffering will be mitigated," Tiwari told IANS.

He said BJP promised during the election campaign to address issues such as debts, market prices of cotton and soyabean, and compensation for crop failures.

But continuing official apathy has forced the farmers to take their lives, Tiwari said.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 3,146 distressed farmers committed suicide last year in Maharashtra - the highest number for any state.

(With inputs from IANS)