AAP to hold rally against land ordinance on Wednesday

New Delhi


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a rally here on Wednesday to oppose the central government's land ordinance, party leaders told a press conference on Tuesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also participate in the rally.

Party leader Sanjay Singh told media: "Arvind Kejriwal will address the crowd at Jantar Mantar tomorrow (Wednesday). He will oppose the land ordinance presented by the central government."

Detailing the party rally programme, Singh said that AAP workers and farmers from across several states, including Odisha, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Haryana and Rajasthan, would gather at Jantar Mantar at 10 a.m.

"Kejriwal along with other senior leaders of the party will address the crowd. A procession would then be taken out from the protest site to parliament," he said.

Singh, however, said that at the moment it was unclear if Kejriwal would march along.

Another AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas said the BJP and Congress did not understand the plight of the poor farmers.

"They are not worried about the loss of farmers due to untimely rains. Both the parties are more concerned about their personal conflicts," he said.

"We will oppose the land ordinance as it is not in favour of the farmers. We conducted a survey in several states and came to know that the farmers are annoyed with the central government because of this land ordinance," Vishwas said.

"We demand that land ordinance should be rolled back," he demanded.

The AAP has formed a six-member committee to organise the protest.

The Congress held its anti-ordinance farmers' rally on Sunday at the Ramlila Ground. - IANS