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Congress President Sonia Gandhi.Reuters

Leaders and MPs of 10 political parties, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday marched from parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the controversial land acquisition bill.

The protest march also drew Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury and Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi among others.

As they walked accompanied by a battery of journalists and police personnel, the MPs shouted slogans denouncing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as anti-farmer.

The Opposition will meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the land acquisition bill that they say will badly affect the interests of farmers in the name of economic development.