The UP government is anti-farmer, says Priyanka Gandhi
MIRZAPUR: Secretary General of the Congress Priyanka Gandhi on Monday accused the government of being anti-farmer, a day after people in opposite construction on land acquired by the government for a freight corridor. In a tweet, Priyanka Gandhi attaching a video said, The farmers of Mirzapur had planted their crop with hard work and police in the BJP The government crushed his harvest.
मिर्जापुर के किसानों ने मेहनत से अपनी फसल लगाई थी और भाजपा सरकार की पुलिस ने खड़ी फसल रौंद दी। कल मुख्यमंत्री और… https://t.co/72FoB722EC - Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 1583132122000
Yesterday, the chief minister and the prime minister had made a lot of false announcements for farmers and not even 24 hours have passed and see the behavior with women farmers. The BJP is full of anti-farmer feelings, she added.
Priyanka's tweet comes after village farmers in the area of the Adalhaat police station on Sunday opposed the construction of the dedicated cargo corridor while facing the earthmoving machines of the agency of building.
Although the farmers claimed that the police resorted to a legal charge, which resulted in injuries to nine of them, the district administration has refuted the claims.
According to Chunar SDM Jung Bahadur Patel, the land for the project was acquired in 2009 and compensation was paid to farmers in 2013-2014.
In the revenue records, the Railways have proven to own the land since 2014, said DM Sushil Kumar Patel.
Farmers had promised that once the crop was harvested on foot, work could begin on the cargo corridor, but they planted their fields again, the DM said.
On Saturday, senior district officials had gone to the villages to ask farmers to allow construction work, but insisted they would measure the land after harvesting their current crop.
The company has been insisting that this was delaying work and the cost of construction is increasing, said SDM Jung Bahadur Patel.
The farmers' protest on Sunday was led by women and there was no charge, the SDM said.
Bharatiya Kisan Sena Ramraj Patel's national president alleged that nine people, including three women, were injured in the police action.
A delegation of farmers met Monday with the magistrate of the district and delivered a memorandum demanding the immediate interruption of work, compensation at current rates and government jobs for those whose lands have been acquired.
Meanwhile, the vice president of the state unit of Congress said the police surrendered to a charge against the farmers and his party will fight for them at all levels.
The project is delayed for years and there should be no problem waiting another month, Tripathi added.