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Naidu leads suspended party MLAs to sites auctioned by State Government

At Kokapet, the TDP chief listens to woes of Madigas, Wadderas and BCs

‘Ramky, DLF and Indu groups given land meant for poor and middle classes’

HYDERABAD: Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday made it clear that the ongoing struggle against auction of government lands would continue and would be intensified till it was suspended and debated in the Assembly.

He was leading party legislators soon after they were suspended from the House to the prime lands at Kokapet, Gachibowli and Kukatpally which were either auctioned by the government or “gifted” away selectively to private parties around the city.

Dharna staged

Earlier, the suspended legislators staged a dharna at Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Assembly and conducted mock auction of the government lands and properties that included the Assembly and the Secretariat.

At Kokapet, Mr. Naidu heard the woes narrated by Madigas, Wadderas and Backward Classes. P. Laxmiah elaborated on how the Narsingi police was harassing farmers by foisting cases against them and forcing them to leave their lands which they had been cultivating for over 50 years.

Another farmer, Shakuntala, said while the Chief Minister seemed to have forgotten all the promises he had made to Dalits during his padayatra, Mines Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy expressed her helplessness.

Extending support to them, Mr. Naidu said when the opposition members questioned the government’s decision to continue indiscriminate auctions without any concern for the poor and future requirements, they were thrown out of the House.

TDLP deputy leader T. Devender Goud said that the government might have earned Rs. 2,000 crore from some of the lands ar ound city but did not spare a paisa for the poor.

Mr. Naidu, who took the legislators and media persons to Ramky, DLF and Indu project sites, alleged that these three groups were given away lands meant for housing for poor and middle classes, for a song.