Mayawati to hold panchayat with farmers today

(source: zeenews)

Lucknow: In an apparent bid to woo farmers in the backdrop of their agitations in Bhatta-Parsaul and Katesar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will hold a ‘kisan panchayat’ on Thursday for a dialogue with them.

“The CM will hold a panchayat today to discuss the problems of the farmers by meeting them,” a senior official said.

Mayawati is under attack from opposition parties for allegedly ignoring interest of farmers after the incident of Bhatta-Parsaul (Greater Noida).

After Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Greater Noida village, Congress leaders and it’s president Sonia Gandhi had launched a direct attack on the BSP government terming it of adopting ‘anti-farmers’ attitude.

Besides, discussion on land acquisition issue, the issues related to power supply, availability of seeds and fertilisers and procurement of wheat are likely to be taken up, he said.

After the panchayat, Mayawati is likely to make some announcements redressing grievances of the farmers, sources said.

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