VIJAYAWADA: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday expressed solidarity with farmers who are on hunger strike at Penumaka in Tullur mandal in Guntur district resenting the state government’s move to take their fertile lands under land-pooling for construction of new capital.
Farmers are up in arms against the government for trying to “bully” them into parting with their lands on Krishna river bank and scaring them that if they do not budge the government would invoke Land Acquisition Act, 2013.
Yogendra Yadav visited several villages in the capital region and interacted with farmers and learnt about their apprehensions over the way their lands are being sought by the government.
He told the farmers that he shared their concern and cautioned the chief minister against hurting the interests of farmers.
“The chief minister should remember the price that he paid in the past by ignoring the interest of the farmers,” he said and pointed out that his organisation Swaraj Abhiyan will always stood by the farmers.
Yadav felt that no capital in the world was ever planned in one lakh acres and wondered why Naidu was contemplating to build such a large land bank.
Yadav also met intellectuals from Vijayawada and Guntur in the morning and addressed a meeting in the evening explaining the objectives of Swaraj Abhiyan for alternative politics. The Swaraj Samvad which is part of Swaraj Abhiyan, is meant for training workers in the country for taking forward the strategy for the country’s future.