Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu farmers put off stir till May 25

Farmer leader P. Ayyakannu speaks as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami looks during the latter’s meeting with the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday.

Farmer leader P. Ayyakannu speaks as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami looks during the latter’s meeting with the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday.  

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami met them at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for over a month, called off their protest on Sunday evening after the State Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami met them in the morning.

The Chief Minister, who addressed the farmers and also held talks with their leaders, assured them that he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and submit a memorandum highlighting their plight.

Mr. Palaniswami also said that he had already discussed the issues being faced by the farmers with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Talking to media persons, farmers’ leader Ayyakannu said they had decided to call off the agitation for a period of one month based on the assurance given by the Chief Minister.

If the promises are not met, we would resume the protest in the national capital in a bigger way on May 25, he added.

Mr. Ayyakkannu said the decision to call off the stir was also taken based on the assurances given by Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly M.K. Stalin, DMDK’s Premalatha Vijayakanth, Tamil Maanila Congress chief G.K. Vasan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan.

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