ANDHRA PRADESH

Teach Congress a lesson: Left parties

Correspondent

‘Chief Minister has gone back on the promise of allotting land to the poor’



State flayed for allotting lakhs of acres to SEZs

Not all poor given houses under Indiramma scheme, it is alleged



VIZIANAGARAM: The CPI and the CPI (M) have called upon the landless poor to teach the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Government a lesson in the forthcoming elections, as the Chief Minister had gone back on his promise of allotting land to the landless and house-sites to the poor. The parties that organised dharna as per the call given by the State committees on Thursday severely criticised Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy for allotting lakhs of acres of land in the name of SEZs and coastal corridor to capitalists and, at the same time, using force against the poor who occupied Government land for construction of huts.

V.V. Rama Rao, State AITUC president, who participated in the dharna, asked the poor to continue protests till the government conceded their demand. CPI district secretary P. Kameswara Rao said that the government instead of allotting 60 square yards of land to the poor acquired thousands of acres of land from SCs and others in S. Kota mandal and handed them over to Jindal Alumina. He demanded that the Government strictly implemented Koneru Ranga Rao committee report in the district. CPI (M) town committee secretary Reddy Sankara Rao alleged that not all the poor were sanctioned houses under Indiramma programme in the urban areas and in some villages in the district. The Government had also not released the bridge loan of Rs.30000 for houses. He demanded that the government vacate stay in the court and implement the Forest Act. He appealed to the poor to participate in the “Picket Collectorate” programme on Friday. B. Suri Babu (CPI), M. Suryanarayana (CPI (M) and a number of poor participated in the dharna.

Dharna staged

Rajahmundry: The CPI and the CPI (M) took out a joint rally and staged a dharna in front of the Sub-Collector’s office here on Thursday seeking house sites and distribution of agriculture lands to the poor. Leaders of both the parties accused the government of failing to distribute house sites.

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