Lucknow: Accusing Uttar Pradesh government
of forcibly acquiring land from farmers, the BJP today said it
would hold a state-wide protest on August 25.
The party will also submit a memorandum to the chief
minister demanding Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to kin of those killed
in recent agitation in Aligarh and allocation to farmers of
Tappal a compensation equivalent to that given to their Noida
counterparts, state president Surya Pratap Shahi told
He said the party will demand introduction of an amended
bill to the Land Acquisition Act in Parliament in the ongoing
Shahi alleged that the BSP government was acquiring lakhs
of hectare of agricultural and productive land of farmers "to
benefit an industrial house".
"Acquiring land to benefit a businessman is injustice and
the BJP will fight against this," he said.
The BJP leader charged that the recent death of four
children in Lucknow after being administered with Measles
vaccine was a "blatant example of the government`s
"Employees of Health department are being made scapegoats
while Director General- Health, the ministers and officers are
directly responsible for the incident," he said, adding the
Health Minister should resign on moral grounds.