Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday accused the AIADMK Government of not being concerned about alleged suicides of farmers in Cauvery delta districts distressed over their withering paddy crops in view of lack of water for irrigation.
"It seems that the government ruling Tamil Nadu has no concern about farmers who are dying. They don`t have time to see the withering crops in Delta districts," he said in a statement here.
Claiming that nine farmers had committed suicide in the Delta region so far, he appealed to the farmers not to resort to such extreme step.
"Farmers should be hopeful that the situation would change for better. There should be no more reports of suicide of farmers. This is my request," he said.