MK Stalin claims Tamil Nadu govt is against protesting farmers

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin has hit out at Chief Minister Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami-led government on Monday (December 7) while claiming that the state government made no full-fledged efforts to provide relief to the affected people from the recent rains and it also stands against the protesting farmers for the Centre’s farm laws.

Upon distributing relief materials in Ambedkar Nagar of Kolathur among the people in need due to the rains and flood, Stalin claimed: “When I heard that people are affected due to recent heavy rains, then I reviewed the situation and helped the people. The present Tamil government has not made full-fledged efforts. Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami (EPS) government is against the protestors as they have detained farmers who participated in the protest against recently enacted farm laws.”

“The Opposition has already said that we will support the ‘Bharat bandh’ on December 8 and participate in it. Farmers who participated in the protest (in the state) were arrested. I had also participated in a protest (in Salem),” he added.

Numerous farmers have been protesting on different borders of the national capital ever since November 26 against Centre’s new three newly enacted farm laws — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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