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Ramdev plan hits a snag

THE STATE government bid to transfer some 262 acres of its land to the famous Yoga guru Ramdev for opening a Yoga University has ran into rough weather in Sihora tehsil near here.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2007 14:58 IST

THE STATE government bid to transfer some 262 acres of its land to the famous Yoga guru Ramdev for opening a Yoga University has ran into rough weather in Sihora tehsil near here.

A large number of people are likely to be dislodged took to the streets on Saturday chanting slogans against the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Baba Ramdev and staged a protest, led by Congress MLA from Bahoribund (Katni) Nishith Patel and former Congress MLA Nitranjan Khamparia.

The protesters said that the revenue officials haven’t published a proper notification inviting objections of the people living on the land. The protesters including tribals are living in this land situated at Gogra, Hargarh, Daroli Kurd and Sarda villages from a long time.

Sihora Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Lokesh Jatav said that the revenue officials gave lent a patient hearing to the people who are objecting. He said that the land belong to the state government. 

MLA Nishith Patel said he would raise the issue in the state assembly on Monday. Nearly 10000 people, mainly tribals, dalits and people belonging to the OBC category will be displaced.

He claimed that  the government was planning to tranfer some 600 hectares of land. He said the notification inviting objections was published on February 15 and 24 hours were given to the people, Patel said.

He said that the Parliament has recently passed the Forest Rights Bill making tribals the master of the forestland on which they were living for a long time.