After the meeting, the state president of the association, P Ayyakannu, told mediapersons that the apex court had clearly given the verdict that the state government should initiate steps to waive the agri loans as they were suffering for a long time due to crop loss. “Instead of waiving the crop loan, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has been talking about the local body polls without helping the farmers,” Ayyakannu said. He said that the state conference has condemned the lethargic attitude of the state government. The meeting also suggested that the members would proceed to Chennai to meet the Chief Minister. If the farmers are not allowed, then they would lay siege to the CM’s house and stage a massive protest on November 18 in which a large number of members are scheduled to participate.