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Nation Current Affairs 10 Jun 2017 Tamil Nadu farmers p ...

Tamil Nadu farmers protesting in Delhi, temporarily call off strike

PTI
Published Jun 10, 2017, 3:23 pm IST
Updated Jun 10, 2017, 3:23 pm IST
The farmers had staged a protest for 40 days at Jantar Mantar.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu pose half shaved during a protest demanding a drought-relief package from the Centre, in New Delhi, on April 3, 2017. (Photo: PTI)
 Farmers from Tamil Nadu pose half shaved during a protest demanding a drought-relief package from the Centre, in New Delhi, on April 3, 2017. (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: A group of farmers, who resumed their protest in Chennai on Friday after ending their over a month-long stir in New Delhi pressing for various demands, on Saturday temporarily called off the protest following assurance from the chief minister that their demands would be met.

The farmers led by the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association chief P Ayyakannu had staged a protest for 40 days at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi pressing for various demands including comprehensive drought relief.

 

They withdrew the agitation on April 23 after Chief Minister K Palanisamy met them in New Delhi and promised to fulfil their demands.

However, they resumed an indefinite protest in Chennai on Friday alleging Palanisamy had failed to keep his promise given to them.

Ayyakannu on Saturday met Palanisamy and had a brief interaction with him.

After the meeting, Ayyakannu said it was decided to temporarily call off the stir following assurance from the chief minister that the state government would take necessary steps to solve their grievances.

"We have decided to withdraw the protest temporarily as he (Palanisamy) has assured us of looking into our demands.

If our demands are not met in two months, we will resume our protests," Ayyakannu told reporters.

The farmers have been demanding loan waiver, drought- relief package of Rs 40,000 crore and setting up of the Cauvery Management Board among others.

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