Tamil Nadu farmers protest in Delhi, demand drought package from Arun Jaitley

Representatives of Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar here met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday.

PTI March 21, 2017 21:15:14 IST
Tamil Nadu farmers protest in Delhi, demand drought package from Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Representatives of Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar here met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday and put forth their demands. The farmers have been staging a protest in the national capital demanding a drought relief package of Rs 40,000 crore from the Centre for Tamil Nadu, farm loan waiver, setting up of the Cauvery Management Board and the unification of rivers among others.

Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK leader M Thambidurai was present in the farmers' meeting with Jaitley. On the eighth day of the protest, the farmers said they would continue to their dharna till they meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources.

"We will not call off the protest till we meet the PM and the Agriculture and Water Resources ministers," said a representative of the farmers.

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