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Farmers disrupt Sonia Gandhi's rally

delhi Updated: Oct 04, 2008 18:57 IST
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A group of farmers on Saturday disrupted the address of Congress President Sonia Gandhi during a rally in New Delhi by raising slogans protesting poor compensation for farm land acquisition.

Around 30 farmers from Kanjawala village started raising slogans against Gandhi and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit when the Congress chief referred to the issue of farmers during her speech at the Chattrasal stadium.

However, unfazed by the protest, Gandhi continued with her address amid the din. The noisy protest drowned her speech and not much could be heard.

While the slogan shouting continued for over five minutes, angry Congress workers present at the venue clashed with the protesters consisting mostly elderly women.

Gandhi handed over certificates to 11 resident welfare associations for authorisation of regularised colonies at the programme.