Chennai, Nov 19 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu farmer’s leader, P. Ayyakkannu has ended the 39-day old relay hunger strike after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Government of India was withdrawing all the three farm laws passed by the parliament.
Ayyakkannu and the fellow farmers who were on a relay hunger strike against the three farm laws ended the strike and distributed sweets to motorists in Trichy- Karur high way on Friday morning.
The farmer’s association leader Ayilai Sivasuriyan who is the Trichy district Secretary of Tamil Nadu Farmers Association also welcomed the decision of the Prime Minister to repeal all the three farm laws against which farmers across the country and in Tamil Nadu were on a struggle since last one year.
Aylai Sivasuriyan while speaking to IANS said, “We wholeheartedly welcome the announcement of the Prime Minister of India repealing the three farm laws which were totally against the interests of the farmers and agriculture. However, we also remind the Prime Minister and his team to make Minimum Support Price for crops into law as this is another area of exploitation taking place against the farming community of the country.”
The farmers in Tamil Nadu were on a relay hunger strike for the past 39 days led by P. Ayyakkannu against the three farm laws passed by the Parliament of India.
CPI leader M. Thangarasu who was in the forefront of the agitation while speaking to BPNS said, “The government of India and Prime Minister specifically has, at last, understood the folly of the draconian farm laws and the announcement of the Prime Minister is welcome. This shows that democracy and democratic traditions are intact in the country. The Prime Minister must also consider providing Minimum Support Price for farm products and we hope that this would also be met.”