Kerala

Both fronts ignored tribal people: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president Kummanam Rajasekharan has said that the successive rule of LDF and UDF fronts in the State has failed to address the basic issues of tribes people.

Addressing media persons here on Saturday in connection with the Vimochana Yatra, Mr. Rajasekharan alleged that both the fronts had ruled the State for the past many decades, but successive governments were yet to consider addressing even the basic needs of the marginalised section of society.

Though the Union government had earmarked crores of rupees for the welfare of tribes people and empowering tribal settlements in the country under the Forest Rights Act, Kerala was the only State yet to ask a single rupee for the purpose.

While more than 1,200 landless tribal families had been waiting for land, the UDF government was able to disburse one acre of land each to only 285 families during its regime. The condition of the farming community was pathetic owing to the anti-farmer polices, he said. The overall development of the State was stunned under the regime of both the fronts.


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