Adopt Rehabilitation Colonies and Prove Yourself: BJP Challenges CM
Hyderabad, June 29: Bharatiya Janata Party state senior leader Gudur Narayana Reddy on Tuesday demanded the Chief Minister to adopt the colonies where rehabilitation is provided to the farmers and residents of villages which would be submerging in irrigation reservoirs.
In a media statement, he said that the Chief Minister should develop them as model ones. He made it clear that there was no use in adopting the villages and showering promises on them which do not have major issues.
He said that several villages and tribal hamlets are submerging under the irrigation reservoirs being constructed with the fanciful ideas of the Chief Minister. Land oustees of these villages were not provided with better Rehabilitation and Resettlement packages and were left to their fate.
“Instead of adopting the villages which do not have major issues, the Chief Minister should adopt the rehabilitation colonies and should prove his seriousness in developing the rural areas in all aspects and changing the lives of the rural people for better forever,” he said.
He suggested that the Chief Minister should adopt Labbanaik Tanda, Choklanaik Tanda and BN Timmapur village, which would submerge in the Baswapur Reservoir being taken up in Yadadri-Bhuvanagir district and provide them with better Rehabilitation and Resettlement package.
Narayana Reddy said that skill development programmes should be taken up for the farmers who lose their lands for the reservoir. Cottage industries should be developed in the colonies where rehabilitation is provided so that they could get a decent livelihood.
The BJP leader said that the villages being adopted by the Chief Minister so far do not have any unique or major issues. He alleged that the villages are being adopted by the Chief Minister only to encourage real estate business around them.
“I can prove my allegations. Lands around adopted villages are being bought by the followers and close relatives of the Chief Minister and they have been doing real estate business in those lands. The information about the villages to be adopted by the Chief Minister is made known to them well in advance and they are buying the lands around them at cheaper rates and selling them at higher prices later,” he said.
He said that he was throwing a challenge to the Chief Minister to adopt and develop the rehabilitation colonies of submerging villages like nowhere in the state. He said that the Chief Minister should take up development of these colonies as a challenge.
He alleged that the residents and farmers of the submerging villages are deprived of their rights and development.