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AAP leader Gopal Rai to meet agitating farmers of Sanand

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

minister and Aam Aadmi Party's in-charge Gopal Rai will be meeting farmers of Sanand tehsil in the district, the party said today.

"For three days starting tomorrow, Rai will meet farmers of nine villages in Sanand who had, on February 14, organised a march to demand water supply for their fields," an statement said here.

Several farmers were injured in police lathi-charge when the protest turned violent, it noted.

Rai will press the in to meet five demands of these farmers, and will formulate a plan for further agitation if the did not fulfil them, said.

leader Ashish Khetan had visited the farmers after the February 14 incident. The party also wrote to the National Human Rights Commission seeking an inquiry, it said.

The farmers are now demanding apology for police action, withdrawal of "false cases" against them, financial aid to those who were injured in lathi charge, resolution of the water problem and completion of Narmada canal network.

Rai's visit is a part of AAP's 'Azadi Andolan' which is being organised across and which will conclude in Gandhinagar on March 26 with a rally of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 20:07 IST