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'Jan Satyagraha' march enters 4th day

Posted on Oct 06, 02:41PM | IBNS

The 'Jan Satyagraha' (people's movement) march started by at least 50,000 people, who are walking a distance of more than 300 kms from Gwalior city in Madhya Pradesh to New Delhi, entered its fourth day on Saturday.

As many as 50,000 landless people from 26 different states of India on Wednesday started the 'Jan Satyagraha'.

The protesters are demonstrating under the banner of an Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) named Ekta Parishad, headed by its chairman PV Rajagopal.

The protesters are demanding for a national land reform policy, reports said.

They also plan to give a memorandum to the Central government that will highlight the troubles of landless people.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Minister of State for Industry and Commerce Jyotiraditya Scindia have been appointed by the Centre to hold talks with the protesters.

Ramesh on Tuesday met the agitators and gave them a written assurance of looking into their demands.

He also invited them for a meeting in Delhi on Oct 11.

The protesters have reportedly agreed to attend the meeting.

However, they will continue the satyagraha and reach the national capital by Oct 28, reports said.