Modi misleading farmers, says AAP



The AAP on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating farmers by aggressively promoting takeover of their land.

Addressing Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the Ghaziabad collectorate, party leader Sanjay Singh said Modi was misleading the farmers by claiming that his government was not harming their interests.

Sanjay Singh also hit out at the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh and said the AAP would "uproot" the state government in the next assembly elections.

Speaking at the venue, another AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas, said the party was determined to spread its wings all over the country.

"The AAP will come up in all the states and will oppose any legislation that gives the right to authorities to snatch land from farmers arbitrarily," he said.

He said the land acquisition bill was a "conspiracy to loot the farmers' precious land ... to set up industry".

The AAP leaders presented a memorandum addressed to the Uttar Pradesh governor to be forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee opposing land acquisition and demanding compensation to farmers for loss of crops. - IANS