Paswan demands sacking of UP govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 16:35
New Delhi: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday demanded the dismissal of Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh over the issue of violence against farmers agitating for better compensation for their land in Greater Noida.

"We demand the dismissal of Mayawati government over the issue," Paswan said after he was arrested in the morning at Noida while attempting to enter Bhatta Parsaul village where farmers are protesting for enhanced compensation for land acquired for a road project.

He termed the BSP government of Uttar Pradesh "anti-Dalit and anti-poor."

Paswan was stopped by police at the DND flyover and prevented from proceeding towards the village, the epicentre of the protest.

Paswan said that it's time the Centre brings the proposed Land Acquisition Act and new Relief and Rehabilitation policy to effectively address compensation- related grievances of farmers across the country.

The LJP chief also demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to family members of each of the deceased farmers as well as Rs 10 lakh to those injured.


First Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 16:35

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