The Communist Party of India –led protest in solidarity with the farmers in New Delhi entered the second day here on Tuesday, with the party State deputy secretary C. Mahendran presiding over the protest.
Braving the heat wave, half-clothed farmers sporting the ‘namam’ symbolic of the penury, sat through the protests, that is scheduled to continue indefinitely.
Speaking on its sidelines, Mr. Mahendran said the farmers had taken the battle against the Central government to the power centre in New Delhi.
This was symbolic of an impending long drawn-out war by the farmers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies.
Demanding a compensation of Rs. 30,000 an acre for farmers, and Rs. 25,000 a family of farm wage
labourers, Mr. Mahendran said the protests would continue till the farmers were compensated.