Farm bills: Stalin’s fresh demand to TN govt

DMK chief M K Stalin on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami to take a cue from Punjab and Kerala and get a resolution adopted in the State assembly seeking repeal of the three contentious Central farm laws, against which farmers have been protesting near Delhi.

Stalin said farmers have been protesting outside Delhi for 37 days, braving the cold but ‘determined’ on their stand, seeking repealing of the three legislations.

‘Being the first state to have given farm loan waiver and free electricity to farmers, it is imperative that Tamil Nadu stands by the farmers during this period of crisis for them and help in realisation of their demands,’ Stalin said.

‘I request that a resolution be adopted in the state assembly against the three central farm laws and the House be convened immediately for it,’ he added.

Congress-ruled Punjab and Left-led Kerala, besides the AAP government in Delhi, had earlier adopted assembly resolutions backing the agitating farmers and seeking repeal of the three laws.