Delhi minister and Aam Aadmi Party's Gujarat 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 AAP statement said here. Several farmers were injured in police lathi-charge when the protest turned violent, it noted. Rai will press the BJP government in Gujarat to meet five demands of these farmers, and will formulate a plan for further agitation if the government did not fulfil them, AAP said. AAP 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 Gujarat and which will conclude in Gandhinagar on March 26 with a rally of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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