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Govt trying to frame Morcha leaders

FORMER PRIME Minister and Jan Morcha Alliance founder V P Singh on Thursday assailed the State Government for ?trying to frame Morcha leaders in fake criminal cases? in the State. Singh said the government, shaken over the people?s response to the JMA, was now trying to harass its leaders. He said two plainclothesmen of the UP Intelligence were arrested near his Delhi residence recently. He alleged they were deployed there to keep watch on him.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 01:13 IST

FORMER PRIME Minister and Jan Morcha Alliance founder V P Singh on Thursday assailed the State Government for “trying to frame Morcha leaders in fake criminal cases” in the State. Singh said the government, shaken over the people’s response to the JMA, was now trying to harass its leaders. He said two plainclothesmen of the UP Intelligence were arrested near his Delhi residence recently. He alleged they were deployed there to keep watch on him.

Addressing newpersons, the former Prime Minister said nearly 125 farmers, who participated in the Dadri agitation, were framed in attempt to murder cases.

Similarly, police had let loose a reign of terror against JMA leaders in Sitapur and Barabanki, he said.

Expressing satisfaction over the response to the ongoing Deoria-Dadri march, Singh said the State Government was thriving on ‘Tamancha and Tijori (gun and money)’ culture. While criminals were calling the shots in the government, industrialists were running the show at the top, he added. 

“The government is held captive by capitalists,” Singh remarked.

Calling upon the people to overthrow the Samajwadi Party-led Government and install a farmer-friendly government in the state, Singh said the fight launched from Dadri would continue till the farmers got justice. He said people were fed up with the present UP Government and its days were now numbered.

Referring to land allotment for special economic zones, Singh asked the Congress-led UPA Government to make amendments in the Land Acquisition Act to ensure that only wasteland could be given for this purpose. He said AICC chief Sonia Gandhi had directed the Congress chief ministers in this matter. But the issue was of national importance and required an amendment in the Act.

Earlier, Singh participated in a demonstration by various small political parties, demanding reduction in trade tax on diesel to provide relief to drought-hit farmers in the State.

Singh demanded at least six per cent reduction from the present 22.5 per cent trade tax on diesel.

Singh said farmers’ lands acquired by the state government were being sold to big industrial houses at throwaway prices.