“Land Acquisition Act provisions being manoeuvred”

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said the Haryana Government was involved in a series of land scams and accused it of manipulating the Land Acquisition Act provisions to serve the interests of the builders at the cost of poor farmers.

Mr. Yechury, a Rajya Sabha MP, was addressing a public gathering at Ballabgarh here during the last leg of his party’s Western Sangharsh Sandesh Jatha march.

Asserting that the ruling class had always used lack of funds as an excuse to deny basic things such as education, health and housing to the masses, Mr. Yechury said the extent of scams during the rule of the National Democratic Alliance and the United Progressive Alliance in this era of neo-liberalism had proved that there was no dearth of resources. Holding the neo-liberal policies responsible for ever-widening divide between the rich and the poor, Mr. Yechury said on the one hand natural resources were being plundered and on the other thousands of poor families were being deprived of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) status.

The solution to it, according to Mr. Yechury, lied in changing the policies and not just the government.

CPM’s central secretariat member Nilotpal Basu said the jatha , which started at Mumbai, evoked massive response and he expected a large number of people to take part in the party’s March 19 rally at Delhi.

CPM Haryana state secretary Inderjit Singh criticised Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for being insensitive towards the livelihood issues of the people and the security of women, Dalits and other weaker sections of the society. Centre of Indian Trade Unions Haryana president Surender Malik made an appeal to the workers and the farmers to join hands in their struggle against the anti-people policies of the Central and the State governments.


  • ‘Neo-liberal policies responsible for ever-widening divide between the rich and the poor’

  • ‘State Govt. insensitive towards livelihood issues of the people and the security of women, Dalits’