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Kisan rally against hi-tech city tomorrow

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 00:05 IST
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A ‘KISAN rally’ will be organised in Varanasi on Sunday to intensify farmers’ campaign against the State Government and a multi national company for the proposal of establishing high-tech city on fertile land.

Giving this information to media persons here on Friday, convener of Khet Bachchao Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Hira Lal Yadav said former Prime Minister VP Singh, national president of the Jan Morcha Raj Babbar, general secretary of the CPI AB Vardhan, Subhashini Ali, Sunnit Chopra, Amar Singh Kushwaha, Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Vishwanath Shashtri and Brijendra Pratap Singh will address
the rally.

There is a proposal to establish a high-tech city between Rohania and Mohansarai in Varanasi.

The villagers and farmers under the banner of Khet Bachchao Kisan Sangharsh Samiti have been raising this issue for several months.

Hira Lal said local farmers would not allow the multi-national company and the state government to acquire fertile land of farmers  and displace them in  the name of setting up high-tech city.

He said  besides VIPs, prominent farmer leaders would also address the rally.Yadav said leaders would give a call to oust the multi-national company involved in the project.

Hira Lal added that future course of action would be decided at the rally.