Team Anna member joins farmers agitation against N-plant

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Prashant Bhushan
Fathehabad, Sep 10: Team Anna's Prashant Bhushan is the latest to join the farmers agitation in Gorakhpur against the proposed nuclear power plant in Haryana.

Bhushan accused the Haryana government of issuing misleading statements when referring to acquisition of the 1100 acres of land in Gorkhpur, Kajalhedi and Badopal villages for setting up a nuclear power plant.

"During meeting with officials I was informed that most farmers have agreed to give their lands. But on coming here I came to know that most of them had been protesting against the plant for one year. It is sad that no one from the government has come forward for talks. I requested the farmers to cremate the dead farmer and then carry on their fight. Anna Hazare too may come to meet these farmers soon," he said.

Meanwhile, the farmers dharna and hunger strike entered its 394th day on Friday, Sep 9.

"Of the total 1100 acres, owners of only 213 acres have not agreed and lodged protests. Ishwar Singh owned 13.5 acres, but his land was not to be acquired," said Vijay Singh Dahiya, Fatehabad deputy commissioner.

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