Agri loan waiver: Ryots plan stir near CM’s house

Strongly condemning the failure of the state government in implementing the orders of the apex court on loan waiver, the Desiya Thennindiya Vivasayigal Sangam that organised a state-level meeting on Wednesday said the association would gather in front of the Chief Minister’s residence and stage a protest on November 18.
P Ayyakannu addresses a farmers’ meeting in Tiruchy on Wednesday
P Ayyakannu addresses a farmers’ meeting in Tiruchy on Wednesday

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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.

Meanwhile, the meeting resolved to merge the Idukki district of Kerala with Tamil Nadu for the benefit of the farmers from Theni, Madurai, Dindigul, Ramand, Sivagangai and Tirunelveli which would help solve the Mullaiperiyar as well as the 58th channel issues. The meeting also urged both the Centre and state governments to help the farmers avail of the loan on time which would help them undertake farming activities without any interruption.

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