DMK working president M K Stalin on Saturday visited the protesting Tamil Nadu farmers at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should waive off their loans like he promised in Uttar Pradesh during the recent Assembly election.
“Just like how BJP promised farmer loan waiver to UP in its poll manifesto recently, it should promise the same to Tamil Nadu farmers,” he told reporters.
He also added that Modi should allow the farmers to meet him and offer a consoling solution at the earliest.
He further said that Tamil Nadu government is neither able to help nor get anything from the centre. “The state and the Central governments are playing blame games. Instead of debating the issue, they should act immediately considering the hardship faced by farmers,” Stalin said.
Leaders from across various political parties have offered their support to the farmers. CPI National Secretary D Raja, DMK MPs Tiruchi Siva and T K S Elangovan were also present in Jantar Mantar on Saturday.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the past 19 days demanding a drought relief package of Rs 40,000 crore from the Centre and farm loan waiver.