TN opposition parties call for shutdown April 25 on farmers’ issues

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Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Demanding immediate action on the part of state and central governments in resolving the issues of Tamil Nadu’s famers, opposition parties on Sunday decided to observe shutdown strike on April 25.

A meeting of opposition parties chaired by DMK Working President M.K.Stalin at the DMK’s headquarters here decided to call for a state wide shutdown on April 25 among the several resolutions adopted there.

Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not meeting the farmers who are protesting in Delhi, the meeting also decided to meet Modi along with farmers and highlight their plight.

The opposition parties also urged the Tamil Nadu government to waive all farm loans and convene a special session of the assembly to discuss the farmers’ issues.

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The meeting also passed resolutions urging the central government to constitute the Cauvery Management Board, the Cauvery Regulatory Authority, declare the Cauvery delta region as Special Agriculture Zone, scrapping of the hydro-carbon project and others.



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