CHENNAI/NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will meet the farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been agitating in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for the past 40 days to press for various demands, around 7.15 am on Sunday. The farmers have already announced that if the chief minister promised to fulfil their demands, they would consider ending their agitation.
Since day 1, the farmers have been staging novel agitations and had met a few union ministers and submitted their representations. DMK working president M K Stalin, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, AIADMK leaders M Thambidurai and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi have called on them and expressed their solidarity. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not yet given an audience to the farmers.
Last week, the agitation took a new turn with some of them staging a nude protest. On Saturday, they once again showed their wrath against the government by drinking urine to press for their demands. Despite many leaders having met them and the issue being raised in Parliament, their demands have not been met.
Meanwhile, the DMK and its friendly parties — CPI, CPM, VCK, Congress, IUML and MMK— on Saturday appealed to the farmers to suspend their agitation and take part in the April 25 bandh in Tamil Nadu.