Farmers stage novel protest against Nirmala Sitharaman

Cuddalore: Federation of Farmers’ Association of Cuddalore has announced a unique protest against Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for “not announcing any benefits for the farmers”.

The federation’s office bearers Ilangeeran and Venkatesan have said that to express their protest and disappointment, they have planned to perform puja to the cutout of Nirnala Sitharaman.

The office-bearers said the protest is being held as “several loans were waived off for corporate companies during the lockdown, but nothing was announced for farmers who provided food to the people even during the pandemic”.

“Infact, the crop loan interest rate which was at 4 per cent has now been increased to 9.6 per cent,” they claimed.

 

NT Bureau