DMK leader M.K. Stalin, on Monday, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami saying they are “anti-farmer”. Stalin announced that the DMK, along with other opposition parties, will continue to protest against the farm Acts, until it is rolled back by the Narendra Modi government.
“Prime Minister says he is the son of a poor mother. But he has pushed many people in the country to poverty. In Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami claims to be a farmer. But he has turned into a poisonous gas for the farmer community,” Stalin said, while addressing the protest meeting at Keelambi near Kanchipuram.
Stalin participated in the protest against the farm bill introduced by the NDA government in Delhi, organised by the DMK and its allies. Stalin launched an all-out attack against Narendra Modi and Palaniswami for not coming forward to help farmers. Criticising the Tamil Nadu CM for supporting the farm bills, Stalin said the chief minister failed to uphold the state’s rights by voting in favour of the contentious farm bills in Parliament.
He also said that Tamil Nadu should join the other states like Punjab and Kerala, which have decided to challenge the farm Acts in the Supreme Court. “If the state government does not heed to our demand, the opposition will go to the court, challenging the bills along with other states and seek legal intervention,” Stalin added.
Workers from DMK, VCK, MDMK, Congress and the Left parties protested against the farm laws across the state. In Kanchipuram, before the protest, Stalin met with farmers and elicited their views on the legislation. Meanwhile, his son and DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin was seen taking part in a protest meet against the farm Acts, in Chennai.