File photo of Anna Hazare. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
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.
We will start a peaceful protest from March 23 next year in Delhi, I have toured 9 states till now and urged everyone to join me, it is for the sake of our farmers,they are in pitiable condition: Anna Hazare pic.twitter.com/3zuIjwD2dn— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2017