AP: TDP urges Rahul Gandhi to help farmer's cause
Posted on: 05:12 PM IST May 13, 2011
Vijayawada: After the AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Uttar Pradesh for supporting farmers' agitation in Bhatta Parsaul, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday invited him to Andhra Pradesh to support farmers' agitation against land acquisition for SEZ's by the state government.
Naidu said this during his visit to Veeravalli, Hanuman Junction and Nuziveed villages in Krishna district to interact with farmers.
"Instead of agitating at Noida in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi should come to Andhra Pradesh to fight against indiscriminate acquisitions of farmers' lands by the state government at a throw-away prices, for the benefit of industrialists, over the past six years," Naidu said.
Naidu also said that the Congress-led state government was forcefully acquiring these agricultural lands.
The TDP leader also made an appeal to the farmers in those villages to fight against the state government until their paddy is procured at minimum support price. He also assured his support in the agitation.