Agitating farmers dubbed as Naxals in UP: Rahul

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 23:02

Ghaziabad: "If farmers fight for their rights
in Uttar Pradesh, they are branded Naxals and showered with
bullets," Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday

At an election meeting here, he said that on the other
hand builders are gifted lands worth crores of rupees at
throwaway prices.

Rahul, who had championed the cause of farmers in Bhatta
Parsaul village on Delhi outskirts, asked if it was a crime to
agitate in support of a just demand.

Bhatta Parsaul village near Greater Noida had last year
emerged as the epicentre of the agitation by farmers demanding
higher compensation for their land acquired by the Mayawati

Accusing the BSP government of ignoring the plights of
farmers, he said farmers are committing suicide, but the
government is not doing anything for them.

He said all the chief ministers of non-Congress parties
have ruined the state and looted money, but the Congress would
change the situation in UP in the next five years and would
not rest till his mission was accomplished.


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First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 23:02

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