Sonia to address farmers rally in Greater Noida

August 21st, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will next month address a rally here in which she is expected to highlight the farmers’ plight, especially in the wake of their protests against compensation norms for land acquisition.Gandhi will address a farmers’ rally at the Mihir Bhoj Degree College in Dadri of Gautam Budh Nagar Sep 13, the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Rita Bahuguna Joshi said Thursday.

A party delegation comprising representatives of various committees fighting the farmers’ cause over the compensation issue with the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority will meet Gandhi Aug 25 in New Delhi, she said.

Seeking enhanced compensation for their land acquired by the state government, farmers had protested here Aug 13. Four of them had died and several were injured in clashes with police.

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