Jana Sena chief bats for farmers of Polavaram, Amaravati
- Says farmers’ tears are not good for the State
Amaravati: Living up to his promise, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had raised his voice for the farmers of Polavaram project area and those of the new capital, Amaravati area. The Jana Sena chief had met the representatives of these two areas last week and had promised to speak for them after discussions within the party. As promised, Pawan Kalyan, had issued a statement in favour of the farmers and cautioned the government against making farmers cry. He also took a dig at the ruling party MP, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, whose Transtroy Company is constructing Polavaram Project.
The Jana Sena chief raised strong objection to the Polavaram Project contractor for using the fertile 207 acres of land as dumping yard without the consent of the owners. He wondered how a contractor can encroach upon the private lands without the consent of the owners and even causing huge damage to their crops.
He took a dig at the government that holds review of the project progress every week for not noticing the damage caused to the farmers by the contractor. He said that the government too had turned a deaf ear to the complaints of the farmers against the contractor. He said that the tears of the farmers are not good for the State and sought to advise the government to take corrective steps and protect the rights of the farmers. He alleged that the police were harassing the farmers for questioning the contractor. “Why is government ignoring these farmers? Is it because the farmers don’t belong to the ruling party caste or it would cause inconvenience to the contractor?” the Jana Sena chief also tweeted in his Twitter account.
Pawan Kalyan also took a dig at the government for ill-treating the Dalit farmers by taking away their assigned lands. He wondered how the government could show discrimination in the payment of compensation to the farmers of other castes and to those of the Dalits. He demanded that the government pay equal compensation to the Dalits on par with the farmers of other lands and castes.
The Jana Sena chief wondered why the government is not following the directions of the National Green Tribunal that prevents construction of houses on the banks of river Krishna. He asked the government to tell people what kind of constructions are being planned to come up on the lands that are taken from the farmers. “There is no clarity on what the government is planning to do and what type of constructions are planned to come up on these lands. The government should tell the people or at least the farmers whose lands are taken,” he asserted.