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Cong stages dharnas against "anti-farmer" policies of UP govt

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 20:26

Lucknow: Congress on Saturday staged dharnas at all the district headquarters protesting "anti-farmer" policies being pursued by the Uttar Pradesh government and resolved to continue their struggle in support of sugarcane growers.

On the directives of UPCC president Nirmal Khatri, senior leaders and party workers alongwith farmers staged dharnas at the district headquarters and raised slogans demanding immediate redressal of problems of sugarcane growers.
The protesters also handed a memorandum addressing the governor through local administration demanding immediate start of sugarcane crushing, payment of outstanding cane dues among others.
Barabanki MP PL Punia, Siddhartnagar MP Jagdambika Pal, Greater Noida MLC Naseeb Pathan besides other legislators led the protestors in their respective areas.

First Published: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 20:26
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