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Ayyakannu accuses BJP of threatening farmers

Farmers’ leader P Ayyakannu, who was here for a short visit, claimed that the Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting in Delhi, are being threatened by the BJP functionaries, demanding them to vacate Delhi and resume their protest in their state capital.

Ayyakannu accuses BJP of threatening farmers
Farmers leader P Ayyakannu in Tiruchy


Ayyakannu blamed BJP leader, H Raja who is instrumented on that count. Speaking to the reporters here on Monday, Ayyakannu claimed that he had been receiving more than 500 phone calls for the past two days and the callers whom he had identified them are BJP functionaries from various districts, including Thanjavur and Karur, and told him to wind up the protest in Delhi otherwise, he would be run over by either a lorry or a car. 

“They even used unparliamentary words,” claimed Ayyakannu. Stating that the BJP national secretary H Raja has been operating these functionaries to malign the farmers, Ayyakannu pointed out, “Raja has been addressing the Tamil Nadu farmers with abusive words. If any farmer from Tamil Nadu dies of dejection, H Raja is responsible for it as most of the farmers are hurt by his words,” Ayyakannu said. 

However, Ayyakannu reiterated that the farmers would continue their protest until their demands are fulfilled. Similarly, Ayyakannu said, that this time, they will not try to meet any union  minister. 

Meanwhile, the farmers association members who have been protesting in Delhi lodged a complaint with the Parliament street police station, while Ayyakannu lodged a complaint with the IG (Central Zone) here for action against those who threatened the farmers. 

Farmer consumes over  dosage of sleeping pills: 
While the protest has been continuing for the 10th day at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, Subramani (61), a farmer from Paramathivelur in Namakkal district consumed over 10 sleeping pills. He was dejected over the lackadaisical attitude of the government over loan waiver. After seeing him fainted, the fellow farmers took him for the first aid and later, he was taken to RML hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be stable.

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