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Rahul's birthday designated as farmers rights day

delhi Updated: Jun 13, 2011 23:20 IST
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In an effort to keep the land acquisition issue alive, the Congress on Monday announced that it will celebrate Rahul Gandhi's birthday as farmers rights day across the country.

While criticising the Mayawati government for the alleged police atrocities against protesting farmers in Bhatta-Parsaul villages in Gautam Budhha Nagar on May 7, UP Congress president Rita Bahaguna Joshi said the party general secretary's birthday on June 19 will be celebrated as "Kisan Adhikar Divas".

The party will try to create awareness among people about farmers' rights and advocate that adequate changes in the land acquisition law be made soon, she added.