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DMK, allies begin hunger strike in support of protesting farmers

Prime News, National, Chennai, December 18:-The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led opposition in Tamil Nadu on Friday embarked on a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre recently.

Farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting outside Delhi for over three weeks against the central legislations.

On Friday, DMK chief and Leader of Opposition, M K Stalin, party MP Kanimozhi and leaders of alliance parties participated in the protest here.

While addressing the gathering Stalin said, “Central government is not thinking about farmers or people. BJP and AIADMK government is against people’s thought and pass laws against them. They use COVID-19 pandemic and passed it in hurry particularly the three farm laws.”

“They don’t care for people and only support and encourage corporates and give many subsidies to them,” the DMK president said.

“India is in an agitative mode, particularly in Delhi. They (BJP government) are doing drama in the name of discussion,” he said.

“I welcome all our alliance party members, MLAs, MPs who participate in the protest. We observe two minutes of silence for those farmers who lost their lives in the protest,” Stalin added.

Farmers have been protesting on different borders of the national capital since November 26 against 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.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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