TN fisherman are urging political parties to give us an RS seat.

Farmers said that since Independence, Tamil Nadu has had more than 600 Lok Sabha members and 280 Rajya Sabha members . Sri Lanka has confiscated more than 100 fishing vessels in Tamil Nadu .

Madurai: When harassed by the Sri Lankan navy, Rameswaram fishermen asked all political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday to give the community a seat in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections.Farmers said that since Independence, Tamil Nadu has had more than 600 Lok Sabha members and 280 Rajya Sabha members.The fishermen group had two representatives, one in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, but they had only two representatives.They said that if someone from the community were in the House of Commons, they would spotlight the situation of fishermen.

These boats are rotting at various fishing jetties in the island country.They said the state and central government should take immediate steps to rehabilitate their vessels, according to P Jesuraja, president of the Mechanical Boats Fishermen Association.They also called on the district to declare a hunger strike in Thangachimadam on May 20 and 21 to press for their demands.