New Delhi: Farmers from Tamil Nadu, who have been protesting in New Delhi for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister E K Palaniswami.
During the meeting, Palaniswami assured the farmers of his help and said that he will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the loan waiver.
Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers protesting over drought relief funds&waiver of farmers' loans call off protest till May 25 after TN CM's assurance pic.twitter.com/4shrYayHUB— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2017
Speaking on the suspension of their protest, Ayyakanu (farmer) said, "If our demands are not fulfilled, we will start our protest again here after May 25. If we get train tickets, will leave on Sunday."
Expressing their solidarity with debt-ridden farmers, a group of youths from the state also staged a protest at India Gate on Sunday.
The farmers have been on protest sit-in at Jantar Mantar in the capital seeking loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery Management Board to resolve their irrigation issues. The farmers reportedly left Delhi by Tamil Nadu Express at 10:30 PM.
Delhi: Youths from Tamil Nadu protest at India Gate to express solidarity with TN farmers, protesting for drought relief fund. pic.twitter.com/ChjAFBz7ML— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2017
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