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Anna Hazare to hold peaceful protest for farmers from March 23

File photo of Anna Hazare. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 24, 2017, 04.22 PM (IST)

Social Activist Anna Hazare has blamed the Centre for the rising farmer suicides in the country.

While addressing a 'Rashtriya Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, he said that he had written a number of letters to the centre, but they remained unaddressed. 

"Today the farmer of this country is in a poor shape. The Centre is responsible for the suicides committed by the farmer. It is yet to implement the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. I have written a number of letters to the Centre, but nothing happened".

To address the grief of the farmers, Hazare will undertake a peaceful protest in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan from March 23.

He said he had toured nine states and requested everyone to join the movement and help farmers.