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Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker meets protesting TN farmers in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai today the protesting farmers from at here and assured them that he would help them raise their demands with Union ministers and

The farmers have been staging a protest in the national capital for seven days. They are demanding a Rs-40,000 crore drought relief package from the Centre for Tamil Nadu, loan waiver, besides other reliefs.

"Demands of the farmers are synchronous to that of the So, we will get appointments and make them meet the Union Minister and Water Resources Minister in a day or two," Thambidurai told reporters.

The leader requested the farmers to call off their protest.

"It is worrying to see the farmers in such a situation. We told them to us in solving their issues and call off the protest," he said.

However, the farmers asserted not to call off the protest until their demands were

"We have in the leaders of the state But, we are not willing to call of the protest until the Centre satisfies our demands, said Iyyakannu of the Desiya Thenninthiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam, who is leading the protest.

CPI National Secretary D Raja and CPI(M) MP T K Rangarajan too visited the farmers and offered their support.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 16:32 IST