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Farmers` outfit gives call for UP bandh

Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, an outfit spearheading the ongoing farmers` agitation in Aligarh, gave a call for a statewide bandh on August 25 demanding higher compensation for their land acquired for the Yamuna Expressway project.



Aligarh: Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, an outfit
spearheading the ongoing farmers` agitation in this district
of Uttar Pradesh, today gave a call for a statewide bandh on
August 25 demanding higher compensation for their land
acquired for the Yamuna Expressway project.

The call was given by the Samiti at the dharna venue
here, one of the 30 members of the committee said.

The bandh call has been supported by major opposition
parties in the state including the Samajwadi Party, the
Congress and the BJP.

Farmer groups, including the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU),
are also supporting the agitation.

Political observers here feel that Saturday`s unannounced
visit by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to Jikarpur
where the farmers protest is being staged for nearly four
weeks now, has given a major boost to the ongoing stir.

During his hour-long visit Rahul Gandhi devoted most of
his time talking to family members of those who lost their
lives or were seriously injured in the police firing on
farmers on August 14. PTI

-PTI

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