Rakesh Tikait to meet farmers in Buxar today

by IANS |

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) In the wake of a brutal police assault last week, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait is scheduled to meet farmers in Bihar's Buxar district on Monday.

In a social media post, the BKU leader said: "I am going to Chausa in Buxar district in support of our farmer brothers and sisters. They were brutally assaulted by the local police on the night of January 11. The state government has acquired lands for the thermal power project. The farmers are demanding compensation for their lands and the state government is not giving them adequately.

"The farmers of Chausa have a genuine demand to give compensation at current market rate while the state government is giving as per the rate of 2012-13. The process of land acquisition is taking place in 2023 than why farmers would take compensations at the rate of 2012-13. The farmers should be compensated under the new rate.

"This is not an issue of Bihar only but also of the entire country. The intention of various state governments and the Centre is not clear. We have to intensify our movement. They want to grab the lands of the farmers. Whatever happened in Buxar was a crime."

On Sunday, Jamui MP and LJPR president Chirag Paswan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to intervene in the Chausa farmers issue.

The 250-acre land of Banarpur village under Chausa block was acquired by the state and Central governments for the 11980 megawatt thermal power, water pipeline and railway corridor projects.

Due to the acquisition, over 300 families have been affected in the village.

Some of the Dalit families also lost their houses as well and are living in makeshift huts.

Latest News
Sachin Tendulkar, BCCI office-bearers to felicitate World Cup-winning U19 women's team Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:19 AM
Female ex-SDF member sues Japan govt, abusers for sexual assault Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:18 AM
28 killed, 150 injured in blast at Peshawar mosque (3rd Ld) Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:15 AM
New cases declining, can achieve target of Leprosy Mukt Bharat by 2027: Mandaviya Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:14 AM
Upendra Kushwaha says stones pelted on his convoy in Bhojpur Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:12 AM
India's first glass igloo restaurant come up in J&K's Gulmarg Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:12 AM
Plane carrying Andhra Pradesh CM makes emergency landing Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:11 AM
MP minister Narottam Mishra plays anchor role in bringing back Katni mayor to BJP Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:10 AM
Protests in Assam over inclusion of 60 villages in Bodoland region Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:09 AM
Formula E World: Victory for Pascal Wehrlein and Porsche Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:15 PM
Man City beat Arsenal 1-0 to reach FA Cup fifth round Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:13 PM
Leipzig edge Stuttgart to move second in Bundesliga Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:05 PM
ILT20: Marcus Stoinis joins Sharjah Warriors, says he is mentally prepared for UAE weather Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:02 PM
Indian-American loses election to head Republican Party after challenging establishment Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:01 PM
Record rainfall overnight in Auckland causes massive flooding Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 11:59 AM