Farmers must fight democratically: Rajnath
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Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 13:56
Noida: As tension continued to prevail Monday in parts of western UP hit by farmers' agitation over land acquisition, BJP leader Rajnath Singh appealed to the farmers to fight for their cause in a non-violent and democratic way.

Accusing the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government of being anti-farmer, he told reporters that the state should not forcefully acquire farmers' land.

Singh condemned the fierce clashes that broke out between security personnel and agitating farmers on Saturday which led to the death of two policemen and an equal number of farmers.

He said once the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill is passed by Parliament, farmers will get the right to sell their land directly to private developers.

Singh was detained while proceeding towards Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida this morning where prohibitory orders under section 144 of IPC have been clamped following incidents of violence.

He was released after an hour.


First Published: Monday, May 09, 2011, 13:56

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