Polavaram Project: Injustice to Tribals Alleged

AIAWU vice president Sunith Chopra has alleged that the Central Government has done injustice to tribals in Khammam district.

Published: 16th July 2014 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2014 07:55 AM   |  A+A-


KHAMMAM: All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIAWU) vice president Sunith Chopra has alleged that the Central Government has done injustice to the tribals in the Khammam district with regard to the Polavaram project.

Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said that the Polavaram project issue would be specially discussed at the AIAWU’s national convention to be held in Warangal from July 30. He alleged that the central government had violated tribal laws in the Polavaram issue and added that, as a consequence, lakhs of innocent tribals were going to suffer.

He called up the tribals to stiffly resist any move(s) to evict them from their places and assured them of his outfit’s support in all aspects.

Speaking about other burning issues, he alleged that due to the governments’ anti-people policies, over three lakh farmers across the country had committed suicides in the last three years. He also said that the sexual harassment of women had increased and no government had taken stringent action against culprits nor measures to curb the menace.

He accused the BJP-led NDA government also of taking anti-people decisions, one of which was to impose Rs 7,000 cr taxes on the people as envisaged in the recent Budget.

Chopra said that representatives from 14 states would participate in his outfit’s national convention in Warangal. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar would also participate in the convention, he added.

AIAWU state secretary B Venkat demanded that chief minister K Chandrashekhar

Rao should convene an all-party meeting to discuss the Polavaram issue.

He faulted the state BJP for its demand that the Bhadrachalam town should also be merged in the Residuary Andhra Pradesh state.

District AIAWU president V Srinivasa Rao and secretary M Venkateswarlu were also present at the news conference.

Stiff Resistance

AIAWU will discuss the Polavaram issue at it’s national convention in Warangal from July 30

Blamed the successive govts for forcing over three lakh farmers across the country to commit suicide in last three years

Flayed the NDA government for demanding merger of Bhadrachalam town with AP

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