Lucknow: Some 2,000 farmers from Uttar Pradesh are headed to New Delhi in support of the fasting Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said on Thursday.
"BKU supports Hazare`s campaign," BKU`s Dharamendra Malik said in Muzaffarnagar, some 350 km from Lucknow. He said the farmers were headed to Delhi`s Ramlila ground where Hazare is fasting.
He said the farmers were drawn from Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Bijnor and Saharanpur districts.
The BKU accused Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi of being a "mute spectator" to the deadlock between the government and the civil society over a Lokpal Bill.
"He (Gandhi) must become active so that the issue can be sorted out at the earliest," Malik said. "We believe the central government is just having a monologue, and not dialogue."