AAP To Launch Fresh Agitation Against Land Bill In UP From March 23

16/03/2015 7:53 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A supporter of Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, waves an Indian flag next to a cut-out of party leader Arvind Kejriwal during his swearing-in ceremony as chief minister of Delhi in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. The AAP, headed by the former tax official who had remade himself into a champion for clean government, won 67 of the 70 seats in recent elections. Kejriwal and the party he created routed the country's best-funded and best-organized political machine and dealt an embarrassing blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

NEW DELHI — AAP will launch an agitation against the Land Bill in Uttar Pradesh later this month even as beleaguered party leader Yogendra Yadav has started a similar stir in Haryana.

"Will start an agitation for farmers in all districts of Uttar Pradesh from March 23," tweeted senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who is touring the state.

The agitation on the same issue is being undertaken by Singh -- a close aide of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal -- and Yadav, who was voted out of the party's Political Affairs Committee on March 4 as the party was rocked by an internal dispute.

Meanwhile, as part of his Jai Kisan Abhiyaan in Haryana, Yadav is giving salt packets to Lok Sabha MPs of the state in a reminder that they eat the food produced by farmers and should stand up to defend their rights.

Pointing out a case in Sirsa, where land was acquired for widening a highway, Yadav charged that the compensation given by the Haryana government under the new notification was far too less.

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