VIZIANAGARAM: CPI(M) district secretary M. Krishna Murty has said the district administration is making no effort to protect the government lands from real estate businessmen in the town.

At a press conference here on Friday, Mr. Krishna Murty alleged that Minister Botsa Satyanarayana's followers had forcibly vacated the poor from 1.14 acres of land pertaining to Kanapaka village near the Collectorate in the town. They also obtained consent from the 32 families living on the land by promising their relocation at a separate place, he said.

The CPI (M) leader asked the Collector to protect the land and distribute it to the poor.