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Lok Sabha Elections 2019:11-year farmer protest draws poll promises
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India, May 14 -- It has been an endless wait for justice. Now the dharna of the farmers of Kushinagar, which completed 4,324 days on Monday, has finally managed to grab the attention of politicians thanks to the ongoing general elections. The farmers are opposed to the acquisition of their agriculture land for the Maitreya Buddha Project in Kushinagar.
The Lok Sabha seat goes to polls on May 19, the last phase of polling in the general elections.
Not only have political leaders visited them, but the state government has also assured them that a notification to scrap the Government Order issued for the acquisition of 600 acres for the Maitreya Buddha Project, is in the works.
"It's the longest wait," said Ramkishun Prajapati, a farmer. ...
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