Rejecting Orissa government's formula of excluding 300 acres of private land from the proposed Posco site area near Paradip, CPI on Friday demanded that the entire site be shifted elsewhere and an official statement made about its overall impact on the state.
"Giving up only 300 acres of private land is a ridiculous idea. This cannot be a solution. We want the whole project to be shifted from the area identified near Paradip," CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan told reporters in Bhubaneswar.
Terming as "very disappointing" outcome of the meeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held yesterday with four MLAs and lone CPI MP from Jagatsinghpur district, he said since some 4000 acre land is needed for the plant, leaving out only 300 acre private land in Dhinkia village is meaningless.
Asking the government to shift the project site, Bardhan said it may be relocated elsewhere in Jagatsinghpur district itself or in areas bordering Puri district where displacement of people would be less.