Oppn terms Mayawati's meeting with farmers as political stunt

Lucknow, Jun 2: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's meeting with farmer representatives here on Thursday, June 2 is a "political stunt" to undo the damages caused by agitations over land acquisition, opposition parties said .

While the SP warned farmers against the government which had been fooling them, the BJP termed the meeting as a political stunt to woo farmers with the assembly elections approaching fast.

"The state government which had been committing atrocities on farmers since the past four years is now out to mislead them through this meeting," Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.

Citing various incidents, Chaudhary asked farmers not to fall prey to the designs of the UP government which could throw a spanner on their onging struggle for their rights.

BJP spokesman Vijay Pathak, while terming the meeting as a "political stunt", said that maximum atrocities had been committed on farmers by the Mayawati government.

"Now with the assembly elections round the corner, there is an attempt to divert attention from the important issue through this meeting," he alleged.

Congress, meanwhile, said it was party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's dharna in Bhatta Parsaul that made the land acquisition in Uttar Pradesh a national issue and forced the BSP government to hold the meeting. 


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