Patkar warns massive protest against MP govt
Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Saturday said that she would launch a massive protest in Madhya Pradesh if Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan does not listen to the grievences of displaced people.
"If MP Chief Minister Chouhan does not give time to hear the grievances of displaced people of different projects like dams and power projects in the state on March seven, I will launch a massive protest in the State, " Patkar said while addressing a state level meeting of displaced people organised jointly by an NGO INSAF and MP Kisan Sangharsh Samiti here.
"I along with a delegation of displaced people called on the state Energy Minister Anoop Mishra today but Chouhan did not have time to meet us," she added.
Patkar said that she, along with a delegation of displaced people was going to hold talks with the MP government on March seven and if Chouhan does not participate in it, she will inform all the NGOs working for the displaced people across the country to join hands with them to launch the massive protest in the state.
She alleged massive corruption in rehabilitation work and compenstation to the displaced people in the state.
Patkar asked the displaced people to stick to the demand of land-for-land compensation rather cash.
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