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Politicians make beeline for Noida

india Updated: Aug 19, 2008 23:58 IST
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Political leaders continued to pour in to extend support to Ghodi Bachheda villagers. But most of them were detained at Noida. All those arrested earlier were released from Dasna jail on Tuesday.

Lok Jan Shakti Party and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and MP Mohan Singh reached the Noida border but were not allowed to enter Uttar Pradesh.

They wanted to go to Ghodi Bachheda village. They told the administration either they be allowed to go to the village to give financial relief to the victims or the families should be brought to the border. The families refused to come to Noida.

Later, after invervention of senior officials, the leaders agreed to go back but said they would come on August 25 to disburse the relief of Rs 2 lakh each for the victim families.

Meanwhile Greater Noida Authority has started settling land cases in individual villages so that the issue did not turn into another violent agitation.

Traffic held up at the Delhi-Noida border on Tuesday as leaders try to enter UP on way to Greater Noida. Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan and Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh were prevented from entering Greater Noida.