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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet Anna Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan tonight: Reports


New Delhi, Feb 23: Ahead of his protest against the land ordinance here, social activist Anna Hazare on Monday hinted at a bigger agitation at the Ramlila ground if the Narendra Modi government does not heed to his demands on the issue.

Meanwhile, TV reports say Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will meet Anna at Maharashtra Sadan tonight.

Immediately after his arrival here, Hazare said the two-day protest will be followed by a three to four month long 'padyatra' across the country to make people aware of the "anti-farmer" provisions made by the Centre in the ordinance.

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"If the government doesn't take the ordinance back, then the people will also continue with their agitation. The activists will make aware the farmers (of the amendments). There is a chance that farmers from across the country will gather at the Ramlila Maidan in the next three-four months," he said.

77-year-old Hazare has been highly critical of the Modi government for making certain changes in the Land Acquisition Act through an ordinance.

On December 29 last year, the government had recommended promulgation of an ordinance making significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas of industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress, too, have voiced their opposition to the amendments made in the Land Acquisition Act and have extended their support towards Hazare. Some media reports also say that Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may join the protest.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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