Farmers' outfit pins hope on Mayawati

Updated on May 12, 2007 05:56 PM IST
Leaders of Khet Bachchao Kissan Sangharsh Samiti hope that the Mayawati Govt will cancel the proposed hi-tech city project in the interest of the farmers, reports Harish Tiwari.
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None | ByHarish Tiwari, Varanasi

Leaders of Khet Bachchao Kissan Sangharsh Samiti hope that the Mayawati Government will cancel the proposed hi-tech city project in the interest of the farmers.

The SP-led State Government had approved the project to establish a hi-tech city between Mohansarai and Rohania in Varanasi. Activists of Sangharsh Samiti and resident of all the 11 villages, where the proposed city was to come up, had launched a massive stir against the SP government.

“We have a lot of expectation from Mayawati and hope she would cancel the proposed hi-tech city to come up on a 220-acre land in Varanasi,” said Samiti convenor Hira Lal Yadav.

He said that an application seeking cancellation of the setting up of the hi-tech city would be handed over to the district magistrate to be forwarded to BSP supremo Mayawati. He further added that a delegation of the Samiti would meet Mayawati soon in Lucknow in this regard.

"A meeting of the leaders and office-bearers of Sangharsh Samiti will be convened soon,” he added.

Lambasting the outgoing Mulayam Singh Yadav government, Hira Lal said that a senior leader of the Samajwadi Party had minted money by accepting the proposal of a private company to establish the hi-tech city in Varanasi.

"We had launched a movement against the outgoing SP-led State Government which was keen on going ahead with the project,” he said, adding, "It is up to Mayawati to set up an inquiry into the matter."

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