P Saravana Raja, President, Vazhamana Tamizhagam Party, who took part in the protest, said "The Prime Minister is meeting celebrities but not the farmers. We want to draw the country's attention."
The farmers are demanding loan waiver even for those who borrowed from nationalised banks and also constitution of the Cauvery management board, which they hope would pave way for equal sharing of the available Cauvery waters between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
S Rajesh, another protester, said "We want loans waived and Cauvery management board set up".
Senthil Kumar, an office bearer in the state's Aam Aadmi Party, says, "The central government doesn't seem to believe Tamil Nadu is part of India." Film Director Gauthaman, who participated in the protest, says "This attitude will threaten the integrity of the country."
Tamil Nadu famers' protest in Delhi has struck a chord with the masses across the state and desperate protesters are resorting to new measures to draw attention. The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the state government for the suicide of farmers. It said, "It is obligatory on the part of the state to be sensitive and take steps to address the problems of farmers."
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