Nagpur: MLA Bachchu Kadu, who laid a siege at MLA hostel along with 1000 other protestors from the rural patches of Nagpur and Bhandara has been demonstrating for the while night on Friday and continued his agitation on Saturday. Kadu and other villagers stormed into the hostel on Friday and have been sitting at the tower of MLA hostel since then.
He has been opposing the injustice being meted out to the Gosikhurd dam affected people. He has alleged that the dam water flow has been increased even as the rehabilitation of Project After People (PAP) was not completed.
Talking to Nagpur Today, Kadu has warned that they would intensify their agitation in next 5 hours if their demands are not met with.
Kadu has putforth a series of demand including reduction in the flow of dam water, adopt valid and feasible rehabilitation policies to accomodate more affected villagers in the process, clear the submerged access routes to fields and schools and removing unjust conditions to benefit more people.
“The government’s ill policies are not yielding any fruits now. Villagers are facing lot of hardships as their fields and approach roads are now submerged even as they could not be rehabilitated. Many schools in Bhandara and Nagpur rural areas are shut down as the water entered these villages and the access roads are completely submerged. 7-8 villages in both the districts are surviving without electricity for over 4 years,” Kadu told NT.
Kadu also condemned the condition of providing packages to those villagers who were married in 1997 or before. “Such a mindless condition should be immediately taken back,” he added.