JCC(J) to take out Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra from November 1

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 10:16:24


Staff Reporter,


Raking up issues like farmers’ suicide, problems being faced by farmers due to drought like situation, Rs 2,100 as paddy MSP, 5 years paddy bonus, atrocities against women and unemployment, the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) will be taking out Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra from November 1, the Foundation Day of Chhattisgarh.

Addressing a press conference in this direction Ajit Jogi, former Chief Minister and Founder President of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi), said that the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh will be taking out Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra from November 1 from all 90 Assembly segments, which will continue till December 15. Thereafter, the JCC(J) will be launching another campaign “Adhikar Do Nahi toh Jail Bharo” as the last leg of Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra after December 15. Jogi said a ‘Chhattisgarh Adhikar Patra’ has also been drafted, which will be distributed among people in all 11,000 village panchayats during these campaigns.

Briefing the media persons about the Yatra, the former Chief Minister said in almost all districts, farmers have committed suicide. Maximum numbers of farmers have committed suicide in Rajnangaon district, the Assembly segment of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh.

The Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra will culminate from the residences of farmers who have committed suicide in all Assembly segments. If the numbers of suicide cases are more than one in any given segment, then multiple Yatras will be taken out from such areas. In all 90 Chhattisgarh Adhikar Yatra Raths will be taken out from 90 Assembly segments.

Jogi said the state government is taking benefit of the weakness and simplicity of farmers here in Chhattisgarh. While the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra completely waives off agriculture loans of farmers and here the state government distributes one year bonus instead of five years. Due to this anti-farmer and anti-poor policy of the BJP government, people here have been kept aloof from development.

Jogi said, over 20 lakh youths in Chhattisgarh are still unemployed, the incumbent BJP government has been outsourcing jobs to youths from Delhi, Bhopal, Nagpur. Even the interviews are being conducted outside Chhattisgarh. While the iron-ore is extracted from Chhattisgarh, the plant has been set up in Chhattisgarh but it is unfortunate that unemployed youths from Bastar are not getting jobs in NMDC steel plant at Nagarnar.

Answering a query on the recent controversial issue on BJP National President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah, Ajit Jogi while terming it to be a case of ‘crony capitalism’ sought a probe into the claims made in a media report written by Rohini Singh. He said the journalist has leveled allegations on the basis of certain documentation hence there should be an impartial probe into the whole issue. Jogi added that when the same journalist had broke story against scam committed by Robert Vadra, the BJP leadership had appreciated the same and termed it as best example of investigative journalism.

Now that the allegations have been leveled against the son of a top BJP leader, questions are being asked on the very credibility of the said journalist.
Answering a query on the demand for creation of separate Bastar state, Ajit Jogi said the demand has come up due to misrule of the incumbent BJP government. Had there been good governance, people from Bastar would never had put forth demand for separate Bastar state. He said today every tribal leaving in Bastar has fear for his life.

Jogi while commenting on the announcement of candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, he said already he has released names of 11 candidates. He said tickets has been allocated to six sitting Legislators but their names will not be disclosed now as they will come under the purview of Anti-Defection Law.
He even refused to state whether these MLAs are from Congress or BJP or from both.