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Tamilnadu farmers beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the salary hikes of state legislators

Tamilnadu farmers beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the salary hikes of state legislators
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New Delhi sources have stated that Tamilnadu farmers rallying in New Delhi to demand loan waiver and drought relief package on Thursdaybeat themselves with flip-flops to protest the almost two fold salary hikes state legislators have given themselves. It was stated that about 80 farmers shouted slogans against the state lawmakers, calling the salary move "shameless" and describing their own condition as "worse than beggars".  


Tamilnadu farmers beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the salary hikes of state legislators


Meanwhile the President of the National-South Indian Rivers Linking Farmers Association said the farmers were agitated by the "shameless" decision of the Tamilnadu legislators to hike their own salaries.


Tamilnadu farmers beat themselves with flip-flops to protest the salary hikes of state legislators



Moreover the legislators on Wednesday approved a hike in their salaries from Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh per month, apart from an increase in MLA Development Fund from Rs 2 crore to Rs 2.5 crore.Nearly 100 farmers from the agrarian crisis hit state, who had suspended their 41 day long protest following government assurance in April, turned up again at the Jantar Mantar on Sunday to press for their demands and they want Rs 40,000 crore drought relief package, complete loan waiver, compensation for agriculture produce, crop insurance to individual farmers, and linking of rivers to address water crisis in Tamilnadu.

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