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Farmers protesting for media attention: Agriculture Minister

IANS  |  Patna 

Singh on Saturday said some farmers have been staging protests just for the sake of attention.

Talking to persons here, Singh said: "There are crores of farmers in the country but only a few farmers have been staging protest. It has no relevance at all."

Singh's remarks came in response to a query on the going protests by thousands of farmers in and elsewhere over low support price for their products, among others.

The 10-day protests that started on June 1 coincide with the farmers' agitation in Mandsaur of last year, when seven farmers had died in a police firing on June 6.

Farmers in the agrarian states of Punjab, Haryana, and on Friday joined the 10-day protest call given by various organisations.

Singh reportedly surprised one and all when he said that farmers were committing suicide just for coverage.

He further claimed that the government in was pro-and had been doing a lot in the interest of farmers.



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First Published: Sat, June 02 2018. 20:16 IST