New Delhi, Apr 22 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, for the first time, will meet farmers from the state protesting at Jantar Mantar tomorrow, according to official sources.Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Update: Govt Extends Restrictions Till August 9, Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not
It is learnt the chief minister will advise the farmers to call off their protest when he meets them at 7.30 am. Also Read - Protesting Farmers End First Day of 'Kisan Parliament' at Jantar Mantar, Govt Invites Them For Talks | 10 Points
Palaniswami, who arrived in the capital this evening, will also take part in a NITI Aayog meeting along with chief ministers of other states. Also Read - Farmers' Protest in Delhi: First Day of 'Kisaan Parliament' Concludes, Nearly 200 Farmers to Come Tomorrow Again | HIGHLIGHTS
It is expected that Palaniswami will be meeting the farmers just before heading to Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Grabbing eyeballs with their novel way of protest, Tamil Nadu farmers today drank urine in another desperate bid to draw the Centre’s attention towards their plight.
The farmers have been demanding a Rs-40,000 crore drought relief package, farm loan waiver and setting up of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.
Over the last 39 days, they have shaved their heads and half their moustaches and kept mice and snakes in their mouths, conducted mock funerals, flogged themselves and even carried skulls of other farmers who had committed suicide due to debt pressure.
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