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UP govt doing injustice to farmers: CPI(M)

CPI(M) says UP govt is acquiring lands from farmers at cheap rates on the pretext of setting up industrial projects.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2006 16:52 IST

CPI(M) has accused the Mulayam Singh Yadav government of depriving the farmers of their livelihood by acquiring their fertile lands on the pretext of setting up developmental projects in Uttar Pradesh.

In a statement released after the two-day state executive committee meeting of the party, which concludedin Lucknow on Monday, CPI(M) State Secretary SP Kashyap said the committee sharply criticised the acquisition of fertile lands of the farmers and speeding up the process of privatisation in the industrial sector.

The fertile lands of the farmers are being acquired at very low cost on the pretext of setting up special economic zones, high-tech city, tourism development and power projects at Dadri, Kushinagar, Bhadohi, Varanasi,Noida and other places depriving the farmers of their livelihood', Kashyap said.

The committee also expressed serious concern at the move to privatise the Anpara C' and the state cement corporation.

The move clearly reflects that the state government is concerned only at serving the interest of the capitalists at the cost of the farmers and labourers, the release said.

No noticeable improvement had taken place on the law and order front and the common man still felt insecure, the committee said in its report.

The committee, however, appreciated the state government's schemes regarding unemployment allowance and 'kanyvidya dhan' saying that whatever was the motive behind them a section of the population would be benefited by them.

CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and other senior state leaders attended the meeting, he said.

First Published: Oct 17, 2006 16:52 IST