BJP workers protest against lapses in FCI in BiharMarch 2nd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Mar 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Monday organised a protest rally against the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for allegedly cheating paddy and wheat farmers.
Marching towards the FCI office here, the protestors threw stones and sleepers on the office. The protestors sought to expose corruption in the FCI. They alleged that the corporation was cheating farmers by manipulating the price and sale of paddy and wheat crops.
They also added that tons of crops are being allowed to rot in the FCI premises.
Our demand is to transfer or suspend those corrupt FCI brokers who have cheated farmers. Secondly, the amount of wheat and paddy sold and purchased should be investigated, said Satendra Kushwaha, state president of BJP farmers cell.
The protesters also accused the UPA Government of trying to defame the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is currently leading an NDA Government in the state. (ANI)
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