Land acquisition for Posco becomes difficult

A ten-member BJP delegation, led by Bimbadhar Kuanr, visited Dhinkia area in Posco`s proposed project area in Jagatsinghpur district and extended their party`s support to the agitators in their battle against the project.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2011, 20:30 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition for Posco`s Rs 52,000 crore steel project seems to have become an uphill
task for Orissa government as anti-displacement brigade gained
strength from political parties and social activists with BJP
leaders visiting the proposed plant site on Sunday.

A ten-member BJP delegation, led by Bimbadhar Kuanr,
visited Dhinkia area in Posco`s proposed project area in
Jagatsinghpur district and extended their party`s support to
the agitators in their battle against the project.

Members of the BJP delegation held discussion with
leaders of Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which has
been spearheading the agitation against the mega steel project
for the last six years.

Opposing any forcible land acquisition for Posco
project, the BJP leaders said no land should be acquired for a
multinational company without the consent of people.

The visit gave boost to the anti-Posco agitation as
it came a day after social activist Swami Agnivesh and
Congress leaders toured the area to voice their protest.

Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patker is
likely to visit Dhinkia tomorrow.

The district administration is keen to resume land
acquisition tomorrow, official sources said.

PTI