A diplomatic race! Janata Congress manages to meet CM before Baghel

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2017 11:05:02

Staff Reporter,


Amidst high political melodrama, ahead of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupesh Baghel’s meeting with Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, scheduled for Tuesday’s evening, a delegation of farmers from Kurudih led by former Minister and Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) senior leader Vidhan Mishra, Gunderdehi MLA Rajendra Kumar Rai and Janata Congress State Spokesperson Subrat De, met with the Chief Minister in the afternoon at 1pm.

Even before the CPCC President could meet the Chief Minister to appraise his position on the allegation that he and his family members have reportedly encroached upon 77 acres of agricultural lands belonging to these farmers, the Janata Congress leaders managed to present the allegedly victim farmers before the Chief Minister, who made a formal complaint to him along with documents regarding the encroachment.

The farmer had also brought their loan (rin pustika) along
with them.
Later talking to the mediapersons after the meeting with the Chief Minister, former Minister Vidhan Mishra said Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has asked them to present the case before the Durg Collector, who will resolve the whole issue.

He said the Chief Minister had called the Durg Collector to give a hearing to the complaints of these villagers from Kurudih and after proper investigation, resolve the issue. After this directive, the farmers’ delegation from Kurudih will meet Durg Collector on May 19 and present their case and complaint.

Talking to the mediapersons, the Kurudih farmers’ delegation expressed their resentment that when Baghel was Minister in the erstwhile Congress government in Chhattisgarh, he had promised to resolve this issue, but he never did it and had deceived them.

It is worth mentioning here that these lease-holder farmers had alleged that CPCC President and his family members had encroached upon their 77 acres land in Kurudih under Patan Assembly segment in Durg district. It is worth mentioning here that over two dozens farmers from village Kurrudih, the native village of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupesh Baghel, gheraoed his official residence in the capital on May 13, demanding to return their agricultural lands.

The farmers had alleged that the family members of Baghel had reportedly encroached upon their land. Even the government enquiry has established the same and now Baghel should return the land to them. Subsequently, Baghel had met the farmers and tried to pacify them on that very day, but in vain.

Later Baghel had written to the Chief Minister asking him appointment to rake up this issue.
Meanwhile, former Patan MLA Vijay Baghel had also met the Chief Minister today afternoon and demanded thorough investigation after making a formal complaint on alleged encroachment of 12 plots meant for backward classes under Mansarovar scheme in Bhilai-Charoda. On the issue of 12 plots in Mansarovar scheme, Economic Offences Wing has already registered an offence.

Earlier, talking to mediapersons at helipad while returning from Balod after completing his Lok Suraaj Abhiyaan tour, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh while commenting on the scheduled meeting of CPCC President and that of Kurudih farmers, said Samadhan Shivir (grievance redressal camp) is under-going throughout the state and people’s problems are being redressed.

Under such situation, will meet both the Kurudih farmers as well as the CPCC President and hear their problems. He said it is good that both parties are meeting. He said specific days are marked for meeting with Legislators but if necessary they can meet him at any point of time.