Kakinada: The CPI (M) will intensify the land struggle in protest against what it called the lukewarm stance of the government on the issue, according to D. Subba Rao, secretary of the district unit.

Addressing a press conference along with district party secretariat member T. Prakash here on Thursday, he said that in East Godavari district alone more than 6,000 acres of assigned land was under the possession of landlords. Except serving notices, the Collector failed to take any action against them, he alleged, and urged the Collector to resume the land and redistribute the same to the poor.

As part of the programme to put pressure on the government to implement land reforms, the party would launch on July 23 indefinite fast at three centres – in front of the Collectorate in Kakinada, Sub-Collector’s office in Rajahmundry and ITDA project officers office in Rampachodavaram.

He said indefinite fast would be launched at all mandal headquarters from July 24.

The party would be holding ‘Bhooporata sadassu’ to enlist the support of five Left parties here on July 20 in its endeavour.