Farmers' demands should not be ignored: Maha minister

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Chandrapur, Jan 29 (PTI) Maharashtra minister Jayant Patil on Friday said while no one is defending the violence during the farmers' January 26 tractor parade in Delhi, the demands of cultivators also should not be ignored.

Speaking to reporters here, the NCP's state unit president also urged the Centre to think about farmers' demands.

Farmers' organisations have been protesting near the Delhi border for around two months, seeking withdrawal of the three farm laws introduced by the Centre.

'It can be seen that an attempt is being made to end the agitation of farmers. Nobody is defending what happened on January 26. But farmers' demands should also not be ignored,' the state water resources minister said.

Tens of thousands of farmers stormed the national capital during a tractor parade on January 26 to highlight their demands. Clashes broke out in multiple places, leading to violence in well-known landmarks of Delhi and its suburbs.

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