Agitating Odisha farmers to meet PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its ongoing agitation demanding price, prestige and pension for farmers, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS) has decided to stage dharna in front of Raj Bhavan on January 8, 2019.  Moreover, the outfit informed today that the members will meet PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Odisha and will present their memorandum of demands.

“The government is giving us false assurances and we are frustrated by the lacksaidal attitude of the government,” NNKS national convener, Akshay Kumar said.

On January 8, we will stage dharna in front of Raj Bhavan, added Kumar.

“Around 2000 farmers will meet PM Modi during his Khurda visit on December 24. We will urge him to look into our issues,” he added.

Earlier, members of NNKS had staged protests in front of the collector offices in several districts.