Bundelkhand starves, funds go to Saifai: Raj
THE JAN Morcha Alliance convenor Raj Babbar today called upon the ?drought-hit and starving? farmers of Bundelkhand to dislodge the Samajwadi Party-led coalition Government in the State.india Updated: Oct 19, 2006 10:38 IST
THE JAN Morcha Alliance convenor Raj Babbar today called upon the ‘drought-hit and starving’ farmers of Bundelkhand to dislodge the Samajwadi Party-led coalition Government in the State.
Winding up his second phase of the Deoria-Dadri march at Madhogarh in Jalaun district on Wednesday, Babbar said while farmers had been committing suicide and starving to death in Bundelkhand the State Government had diverted huge funds to just one village – Safai - in Etawah.
Babbar, who toured the entire Bundelkhand during the last few days, told a huge gathering at Orai and Madhogarh that the situation in the region had been fast deteriorating. Expressing shock over distribution of Rs five to Rs 26 as relief to drought-affected people in Bundelkhand, Babbar said it amply demonstrated the insensitivity of the State Government.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, CPI general secretary AB Bardhan, Indian Justice Party chief Udit Raj, Orai chief of JMA Yusuf Ishtiyaq and other leaders also addressed the public meetings.
JMA general secretary Vinod Singh said the third phase of the march would commence from Unnao on November 9 and conclude at Barielly on November 15.
Babbar said there had been no developmental activity in Bundelkhand during the last three years and rampant corruption had made the life of people miserable.
He said malnutrition among children in the region had assumed serious dimension in the region reported large number of starvation deaths.
CPI general secretary AB Bardhan said there was jungle raj in the state.
He said the JMA had been constituted to give a new direction to the State politics and provide relief to the people from the insensitive government. He said the JMA was solely dedicated to issue-based politics and no deviation from it would be allowed.
Paswan said the JMA would bring a major change in the State. He said countdown of the present government had already started.
Paswan hints at Cong, Morcha pact
UNION CHEMICAL Minister Ram Vilas Paswan revealed that a progressive alliance between the Congress and the Jan Morcha was in the offing.
The Left parties might also be a part of the alliance, he said. Talking to newsmen at the Circuit House in Kanpur on Wednesday, Paswan, whose Lok Janshakti Party is a part of the JM, said if everything went well, the Congress and the JM would contest the coming assembly election in the State under the progressive alliance.
He charged the BJP with deceiving Hindus and accused the SP of cheating Muslims. “BSP has now become Brahmin Samaj Party. Dalits, backward classes and upper caste people have now realised the dual standards of the BSP,” he said.
First Published: Oct 19, 2006 10:38 IST