THE ISSUE of setting up Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is getting momentum as various political parties have urged the government to stop the creation of SEZs. The Janata Dal (United) has decided to stage a statewide demonstration at the district headquarters.
State secretary of Janata Dal United (Youth) Gautam Lal said that government was not concerned with rehabilitation of farmers displaced during setting up of SEZ.
Terming the establishment of SEZ as a conspiracy to grab the land for private sectors on expenses of the farmers, he called upon non-governmental organisations and former representatives to step up the agitation against the policies that helped big industrial houses.
Lal demanded that the land acquired for the zones should be distributed among the landless labourers and the farmers should be provided with tax concession.
He strongly condemned the government decision to allow the private sector to acquire the land and said government officials pressuring farmers to sell their lands less than prevailing market rate.
Lal condemned Mulayam Singh Yadav for his alleged insensitive attitude towards starvation deaths in various districts of UP and urged the State Government to issue white papers over the income and expenses of the government as people’s funds were being misused by the ruling party leaders.
Gautam Lal, who also spoke on the occasion, expressed concern over creation of SEZ. He said that it was a conspiracy to benefit the capitalists. Condemning law and order situation in the State and involvement of police officials in gold loot case, Lal said when the security persons were looting the people, the law and order situation must have gone from bad to worse.