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Harish Rawat sits on token fast to raise sugarcane growers' issue

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Former Uttarkhand chief on Wednesday sat on a token fast and near the Assembly to protest against the state government's alleged indifference to issues related to sugarcane growers.

Accusing the of being indifferent to the plight of sugarcane growers, said their dues must be paid without further delay.

He also demanded an ex-gratia of at least Rs 5 lakh for the families of hooch tragedy victims in the state.

Those who sat on along with him included former Mantri Prasad Maithani, Anusuya and MLA Furkan Ahmad.

MLAs, including of Opposition and Pritam Singh, disrupted proceedings of the state Assembly over sugarcane growers' issue, forcing four adjournments of the House.

They staged a walkout and later joined in his protest.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 19:55 IST