Staff Reporter

`Taking into account RSR of 1905 ridiculous' Say taking into account RSR of 1905 is ridiculous

  • The order will prevent people from mortgaging or selling land
  • Many lands declared `poramboke' have seen vast development

    KADAPA: Telugu Desam, CPI, CPI(M) functionaries, document writers and stamp vendors staged a dharna in front of the collectorate on Tuesday deploring the Government Order prohibiting registration of lands on the basis of RSR dating back to the year 1905.

    Terming the orders as irrational and arbitrary, Rajya Sabha member C. Ramachandraiah demanded their immediate withdrawal. Considering classification of lands in RSR of 1905 a century later, ignoring the vast development of several areas in Kadapa city and barring registrations was ridiculous, the MP asserted. He said that Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's residence in Hyderabad and Kadapa Collectorate would be picketed if the orders were not withdrawn.

    Alleging that the Government was steeped in scams, he accused the Chief Minister's relatives and Congress leaders of usurping valuable Government lands and not sparing even private patta lands. The Government ought to have persuaded Gujarat Ambuja Cements to set up a cement factory at Nallalingayapalle, rather than cancelling its mining lease, he maintained.

    People at Idupulapaya were not prepared to accept lands surrendered by Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy due to fear psychosis, he alleged.

    Telugu Desam MLC M. Venkatasiva Reddy charged the Congress with gaining notoriety in land grabbing. One could stake claim of ownership of property for 13 years as per law, he said. Barring registration of lands would pose hardship to people, who wished to mortgage or sell their lands to perform marriage of their kin or for other purposes, he said.

    `Dictatorial move'

    The orders smacked of YSR's dictatorial rule and would usurp people's democratic right, TDP Polit Bureau member K. Sivananda Reddy alleged. Lands were being registered despite cancellation of no-objection certificates issued to them irregularly, but registration of patta lands in developed areas was barred irrationally, he alleged.

    CPI(M) district secretary B. Narayana demanded withdrawal of the orders. He deplored allotment of Government lands to Raghuram Cements at Nallalingayapalle in Kamalapuram mandal and Easwar Cements in Navabpet in Mylavaram mandal. CPI leader M. Obulesu said the orders curtailed people's right to sell or mortgage lands.

    Collector M.T. Krishna Babu should reconsider the orders and withdraw them, Document Writers Association president Venugopal demanded. Prohibiting registration of lands in prime areas in the city was ridiculous and the Congress party was opposed to it, Kadapa Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy asserted. The orders had been misinterpreted due to communication gap and would be remedied and hence people need not have any fears, he said.