BKU extends support to farmers
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (PTI) In a move to extend its support to the farmers protesting over hike in compensation for land acquired for a township along Taj Expressway, Bhartiya Kisan Union will take out a march from Sisauli to Tappal tomorrow. "The march will be led by party president Mahendra Singh Tikait. Later a panchayat will be organised at Tappal. We will decide about the future course of action in the panchayat only," BKU spokesman Rakesh Tikait told reporters yesterday. Meanwhile, the BKU activists have been asked to reach Sisauli here in the district after which Tikait alongwith his supporters would leave for Tappal in Aligarh. The farmers of the area have been on a path of agitation demanding higher compensation rate for the land acquired for a township project by a leading real estate group along the Delhi-Agra Taj Expressway.