SP workers stage protests against price rise
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 00:04
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party workers on Monday staged demonstrations all over the state against policies of the Central and state governments which, according to them, caused price hike and harassment of farmers.

Party workers led by senior leaders held protest demonstrations and also demanded raising of the cane price to Rs 280 to Rs 300 per quintal, party spokesman, Rajendra Chaudhary said here.

The agitators also accused the government of implicating party general secretary Amar Singh in a false case of money laundering.

In Etawah, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Shivpal Singh Yadav, led the agitators and also submitted a memorandum addressed to the governor demanding dismissal of the state government.

In Lucknow, senior leaders including MPs Bhagwati Singh, Virendra Bhatia and Sushila Saroj participated in the protest.

Party workers were arrested in Barabanki, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Bahraich, Faizabad, Ambedkarnagar, Lakhimpur, Shahjahanpur, Sidhartnagar and Unnao, Chaudhary claimed.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 00:04

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