Fear of protest during PM Modi’s visit to Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Bihar on Saturday, during which he will hold public meetings in Aurangabad and Begusarai. But on information about a silent procession to be taken out a day before PM Modi’s meeting in Aurangabad, the police took action and detained two farmer leaders. These farmers are protesting against low compensation for land acquisition for construction of expressway and widening of NH-219 under Bharat Mala project. The detained leaders include District General Secretary of Kisan Sangharsh Morcha Pashupatinath Singh and State President of Kisan Union Dinesh Singh. Now, a day before PM Modi’s visit, the political temperature on this issue has become high. Farmers have started protesting against the detention of their leader.

Farmers demonstrated

Farmers demanding fair compensation for land acquisition on Friday got angry on the news of both the farmer leaders being detained by the police before PM Modi’s meeting and they took out an anger march and staged a protest at the Sadar police station. A protest was lodged.

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The farmers said that until the police release the farmer leader, they will not get up from the strike, even if the police arrests them. However, after receiving the information, SDM Vijay Kumar and SDPO Shivshankar Kumar reached Sadar police station and asked the farmers sitting on strike to submit the demand letter to the Prime Minister through the DM. After the application of demand letter regarding compensation, the police released both the farmer leaders.

Kisan Morcha demanded immediate release of the leaders

On behalf of the United Kisan Morcha, it has been said that farmers from Aurangabad, Rohtas and Kaimur who came to participate in the silent procession from Gandhi Maidan in Aurangabad to Ramesh Chowk, Main Market till Rani Bigha have been arrested. The administration conducted raids day and night to prevent the procession from taking place on March 1. Dinesh Singh, Bihar in-charge of Bharatiya Kisan Union Tikait, was kept under surveillance by the police. Kaimur Kisan Union leader Pashupati Kumar Patel was picked up from his house in the night itself and put in the police station.

The houses of dozens of farmer leaders including Aurangabad chief Manoj Kumar Singh were raided. Kisan Morcha’s farmer leaders Ashok Prasad Singh, Ramayan Singh, Pramod Singh, Bhola Yadav, Kallu Singh, Gopal Krishna, Gopal Sharma, Brijbhushan Sharma, Anupam Kumar etc. have demanded from the Bihar government that the farmer leaders should be released immediately and on condition of anonymity. Action should be taken against the responsible officials.

Farmer leaders are protesting regarding compensation

SDPO said in this matter that information was received about a silent procession taken out by farmer leaders protesting against less compensation in land acquisition, a day before the Prime Minister’s meeting to be held in Aurangabad. On the above information, the farmer leaders were brought to the police station by the police. The farmers have been released after they submitted a demand letter to the Prime Minister to the administration. At the same time, the SDPO has denied that both the farmer leaders were detained by the police on Friday morning.

Farmers demand from Prime Minister to get proper compensation

Regarding the application submitted to the Prime Minister in the name of the District Magistrate, Kisan Sangharsh Morcha has said that under Bharat Mala Project in Kaimur district, hundreds of acres of land has been acquired from farmers for the construction of Greenfield Expressway and widening of NH 219. But in land acquisition, compensation to farmers has been fixed at the circle rate of 2013 financial year, which is much less than the market price. The Land Acquisition Act has also not been followed in land acquisition.

Whereas, Rs 1 crore 28 lakh per acre has been given to the cultivable land of farmers for the construction of power grid in Khamidora of the district. Farmers have been struggling for the last two years regarding land acquisition and low compensation. Kisan Sangharsh Morcha has been sitting on an indefinite strike in front of PNC Company site Masoi for the last 60 days demanding fair compensation for the construction of Bharat Mala Expressway. But even after a long movement, no effort was made from the government level to solve the problems of the farmers. Therefore, their demand is that in land acquisition in the district, farmers should be given Rs 1 crore 28 lakh per acre for agricultural land and Rs 19 lakh per decimal for residential land and commercial compensation should be given.

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