Farmers sit on dharna against land acquisition

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Rewari, Jul 11: Farmers of five villages here commenced an indefinite dharna in protest against the land being acquired by the state-owned Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for setting up residential sectors.

The farmers, who commenced their agitation yesterday, are demanding immediate cessation of the proceedings to acquire their 454 acres of fertile land by HUDA.

Expressing the solidarity with the agitating farmers, INLD legislator Rao Bahadur Singh, District party chief Sunil Chaudhary, INLD state executive committee member Satish Yadav and other party leaders joined the dharna here.

Addressing a media conference, the INLD leaders said that the agitating farmers in Haryana urgently needed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's benign stewardship to ward off their "deepening crisis".

"Rahul Gandhi should come over here and see for himself the predicament that was being faced by the hapless farmers here notwithstanding the much-acclaimed acquisition policy of the Hooda government," they said.

Besides, they also wanted the state youth congress president Chiranjeev Rao to support the farmers' cause. 


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