VIJAYAWADA: A delegation of farmers is knocking on the doors of the leaders of all parties in Delhi seeking their help in bringing pressure on the state government against acquiring their lands under the Land Acquisition Act.
The farmers who have lands in Penumaka and Undavalli in the capital region have been camping in Delhi for the last couple of days explaining their plight in the face of the aggressive attempts of the state government to acquire their lands.
According to sources, they met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Digivjaya Singh and Union minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday. Earlier, they called on BJP president Amit Shah.
Their contention is that their lands are valuable and that they were not prepared to forego them.
They say the value of their lands is about `4 crore to `5 crore per acre now and the compensation that the government promises to pay is pittance compared to what they stood to lose.