The opposition parties led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) will be observing a state-wide shutdown in favor of drought-hit farmers on Tuesday. The DMK, the Congress, horde of trade unions, farmer bodies and even the film community have pledged support to the shutdown. But the E Palaniswamy government said that normalcy will not be affected.
The police said to have taken all steps, including proper arrangement of personnel with an aim to maintain law and order in the state. Notably, association of groceries, trade unions of auto drivers and vegetable markets have also showed their support towards the bandh.
The protestors’ wants to urge the Central and state government to fulfill the farmers’ demands that also include satisfactory relief and creation of a Cauvery management board. But, AIADMK and the BJP have termed the bandh as “politically motivated.”
The Tamil Nadu farmers ended their protest till May 25 on Monday. “If our demands are not fulfilled we will start our protest again after 25th May. If we get train tickets, we will leave today,” said an agitating farmer.
Palaniswamy discussed the farmers’ issue in the NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meet and sent their demands to the PM.