Lucknow: BJP is organising a kisan
panchayat at Bhatta Parsaul in Gautam Buddha Nagar on Saturday as
part of its Kisan Bachao Desh Bachao yatra despite denial of
permission by the Uttar Pradesh government.
"The panchayat has already begun at Bhatta Parsaul
and the yatra, which started from Kuberpur in Agra on June 8,
will be reaching shortly," BJP national vice-president Kalraj
Mishra, who is leading the yatra said.
He alleged that there was resentment among farmers
that their land was being forcibly acquired and proper
compensation was not being paid by the government.
"The party has taken up the challenge and will hold
the panchayat at Bhatta Parsaul," state president Surya Pratap
Shahi had said.
The yatra, which started on June 8, would end today at
Greater Noida extension and national president Nitin Gadkari
will attend the concluding function, party spokesman Vijay
Bahadur Pathak said.
He said that the yatra had so far covered 43 villages
falling under Yamuna Expressway covering a distance of more
than 200 kms.
BJP had sought permission from the state government to
hold a panchayat at Bhatta Parsaul village, but the same had