Farmers withdraw indefinite dharna


Farmers, who were staging an indefinite dharna under the banner of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office since November 9, withdrew their protest on Sunday after district in-charge Minister Baburao Chinchansur promised to discuss their problems with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other Ministers.

The Minister called officials and farmers for a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the afternoon.

The farmers’ leaders demanded that a compensation of Rs. 20,000 be released for those who incurred crop losses due to unseasonal rain and Rs. 5 lakh be released to the families of those who committed suicide.

Mr. Chinchansur said that he would discuss these issues with the Chief Minister and Ministers H.S. Mahadevprasad, Krishna Byre Gowda and M.B. Patil. He also promised to arrange a special meeting for them with Mr. Siddaramaiah and other Ministers in Bengaluru soon.

The farmers’ leaders told The Hindu that they were satisfied with the promise of Mr. Chinchansur and withdrew the dhanra.

They added that they were leaving for Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Mallikarjun Satyampet, Mallanna Parivana Gogi, Vishwanathreddy, farmers leaders, and Manoj Jain, Deputy Commissioner, were present.

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