Parties afraid of issues raised by Rahul: Congress
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 09, 2011, 22:01
New Delhi: Claiming that Rahul Gandhi's padayatra had drawn the entire country's attention to the problem of forcible land acquisition, Congress on Saturday said UP Chief Minister Mayawati and all political parties are afraid of issues raised by the young party leader.

"The padyatra (march) has drawn the attention of the entire nation about forcible land acquisition by several state governments," Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said here.

He said Rahul Gandhi's charge that Mayawati government was acting as a "broker" by buying land at cheap rates and giving it to land mafias and builders at throw away prices is true and that is why all political parties including the BJP, SP and the BSP are afraid of him.

On Thursday, during his march to Aligarh, the Congress General Secretary had said that 'dalals' (brokers) were running Uttar Pradesh as people of the state were divided.


First Published: Saturday, July 09, 2011, 22:01

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