Andhra Pradesh

Land for airport: farmers submit 862 petitions in protest

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As a part of a chalked-out plan by Bhogapuram Airport Vyathirekha Porata Committee, several farmers staged protest at Bhogapuram tahsildar’s office on Monday demanding that the government scrap its order for land acquisition for the international airport.

Farmers from 12 villages gathered at the tahsildar’s Office where YSRC, CPI (M) and CPI leaders joined them, raised slogans and condemned the release of notification for land acquisition to newspapers after the ordinance to LA Act-2013 lapsed on the night of August 31.

Tension prevailed for some time when the police and the Left party leaders were engaged in an argument over not allowing farmers to submit representations to tahsildar D. Lakshma Reddy.

In all 862 representations opposing the airport and seeking withdrawal of the GO for land acquisition were submitted to the tahsildar.

M. Krishna Murty and T. Suryanarayana (CPI-M), P. Kameswara Rao (CPI), Kakarlapudi Srinivasa Rao and Vuppada Suryanarayana (YSRCP) participated in the protest.

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