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UP: 2,000 farmers set off to Delhi to back Anna

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.



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."

IANS

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