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21 Mar 2019, Edition - 1346, Thursday

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Coimbatore

Farmers hold demonstration against Centre, State neglect

Covai Post Network

Nearly 1,000 activists of various political parties led by the DMK farmers’ wing, today staged a demonstration against the Central and State governments `neglecting the interests of farmers’.

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The workers raised slogans and wanted the governments to protect the farmers agitating for around a year seeking among other things waiver of loans from nationalised banks.

DMK farmers wing secretary K P Ramalingam led the demonstration and said that over 1 lakh farmers were agitating in 36 places across the State.

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The demonstration would be a clarion call for a larger intensified agitation across the country, as both the governments continued to neglect the just demands of the farmers, Ramalingam said.

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