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AAP to hold discussion with farmer leaders on June 17

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The will hold a farmers' conference on June 17 wherein its national convener Kejriwal will hold discussions with farmer leaders on their demands.

The AAP's unit convener Gopal Rai said farmers were "feeling cheated" as the had promised to waive their loans and ensure better prices for their crops before elections in several states.

"Be it Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, or Haryana, the had promised to accept all demands of farmers if voted to power in these states.

"It had also promised to implement the Swaminathan Commission report on agriculture," Rai told reporters here.

However, he said, farmers have been forced to take to the streets in several states after the polls and "bullets are being fired on them".

"On June 17, the will hold National Farmers' Conference where party leaders, including Kejriwal, will interact with farmer leaders. In the conference, a plan for countrywide protests will be made," Rai said.

He also reiterated the party's demand that cases be registered against police officers who opened fire on farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district last week.

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

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 23:28 IST