Greater Noida: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to hold mahapanchayats against the Uttar Pradesh government’s move to prevent farmers from reclaiming their land once it is acquired.

The state government’s move contradicts the Congress-led UPA government's proposed land acquisition and rehabilitation law that would give farmers the right to reclaim the acquired land lying unused for five years.

The BJP will generate awareness amongst the farmers on this issue by organizing mahapanchayats in entire state from August 21.
Party national president Nitin Gadkari, Ghaziabad parliamentarian and election in charge of UP Rajnath Singh and senior leader Kalraj Mishra will attend the mahapanchayat held at Bulandshahar on September 9.

BJP leaders demanded that the process of the land acquisition be halted till the time the Bill was approved in the Parliament.

JPN/Bureau