Every year, 17,000 Indian farmers commit suicide due to debt, crop failure, & impoverishment stemming from neoliberal agricultural policies. Gopal Shetty, a member of parliament for the Hindutva nationalist BJP party, said not all of them take their own lives because of unemployment & starvation but because it’s ‘fashionable’ these days for farmers to kill themselves. Pesticides used in neoliberal farming combined with nationalist hate have eaten his brain.