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BKU hits out at UP govt for booking farmers over power dues

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) slammed the state government for registering cases against farmers over pending power bills.

Addressing a farmers' meeting in Alipur Aterna village here on Monday, its state president Naresh Tikait said that the organisation will not tolerate "atrocities" inflicted on farmers with the state's power department officials registering cases for not paying electricity bills while sugar mills have not yet cleared dues of the farmers.

The Allahabad High Court had last month directed the state government to clear dues of sugarcane farmers.

Tikait criticised the government for not being "sensitive towards farmers' problems".

He urged the state to take steps for clearing the existing dues as the new cane crushing season has already started.

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

First Published: Tue, October 22 2019. 14:31 IST
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