E. Palaniswami meets grief-stricken TN farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, for the first time, met farmers from the state protesting at Jantar Mantar. Palaniswami, who has arrived in the national capital, is slated take part in the NITI Aayog meeting along with chief ministers of other states. In a desperate bid to draw the Centre's attention towards their plight, these farmers have carried each and every way of protest. The farmers have been demanding Rs-40,000 crore drought relief package, farm loan waiver and setting up of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre. Over the last 39 days, they have shaved their heads and half their moustaches and kept mice and snakes in their mouths, conducted mock funerals, flogged themselves and even carried skulls of other farmers who had committed suicide due to debt pressure.