THE COMMUNIST Party of India (CPI) will take part in the proposed 'Dadri March' of former Prime Minister and Jan Morcha co-ordinator Vishwanath Pratap Singh on August 17. Member of the CPI National Council and former MLA Imtiaz Ahmad said the party was against acquisition of farmland for setting up power project and also not in favour of handing over precious farmland to an industrialist on token money.
Talking to mediapersons here on Monday, Ahmad said the acquisition of 2,700-acre land for the power plant was 'unjust' as only 350-acre land was enough to develop both power plant and residential flats.
Terming the decision of State Government for acquiring huge land 'unconstitutional' and 'unnecessary', Ahmad said, "We also oppose the decision of the CM to develop a hi-tech city after acquiring land from farmers at cheap rate.
Expressing his concern over deteriorating law and order situation in the State, he said the State Government was not serious about taking action against mafia and people were living in fear.
About the poor power scenario, he said the order of CM for uninterrupted power supply at night was not followed in any districts. He said the State Government was not keen to handover the Anpara-C project to the private agencies. If implemented, the project could reduce the gap between demand and supply of power. Ahmad also condemned the decision of the Government to close the cooperative spinning mills and said it would create problems for 25000 families.
Ahmad further said the apathetic attitude of the Government had compounded the problems of weavers and the employees at UP Handlooms had not received their salaries from the last 10 months. He said though the SP government posed to be minority-friendly but there was no Muslim DM in the State.