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Sinha to take part in farmers' protest in Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Narsinghpur (MP) 

After Maharashtra, veteran has now landed in another party-led state, Madhya Pradesh, to take up the cause of farmers.

The is scheduled to take part in a farmers' protest tomorrow against an upcoming power project at Gadarwara area of district.

He will participate in the protest along with Shivkumar Sharma, popularly known as Kakkaji, who is a former ideologue.

"Just now, I received him (Sinha) in Jabalpur," Sharma told by phone.

"After night stay at Jabalpur, we are going to leave for tomorrow morning," he added.

"Sinhaji is going to address the farmers squatting at Gadarwara since December 22," Kakkaji said.

Sompal Shastri, too, will take part in the protest, he said.

SP told PTI, "Adequate police arrangement has been made at the where and Shastri are going to address the protesters. We are keeping a watch."

Kakkaji said farmers, whose lands had been acquired for the NTPC's coal-fired project at Gadarwara, are demanding jobs in the central PSU.

has promised them jobs while acquiring their agriculture lands, he added.

In early December, led a farmers march in Akola district of and later staged a sit-in to protest the BJP-led government's "apathy" towards the cultivators of the Vidarbha region.

The 80-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician has also been critical of the economic policies of the

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 21:15 IST