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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress terms Coal Block Auction as Land Grabbing Game

Coal News - Published on Mon, 22 Jun 2020

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee has termed auction of coal block as land capturing game. The party said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had talked about turning the Corona epidemic into an opportunity, and he has started auction of coal blocks in a bid to provide lands to industrialists in the name of auction, the party said. Issuing a joint statement JPCC Spokespersons Alok Kumar Dubey, Lal Kishorenath Shahdeo, Rajesh Gupta said that at present capitalists of Maharashtra and Gujarat along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are eyeing the land and property of Jharkhand.

Shahdeo said that in the last six-year tenure too, land has been acquired for other projects like the Adani Power project inGodda. He said “Apart from this, amendment in the Land Acquisition Act was also attempted to benefit a group of capitalists and businessmen. The Central Government is currently selling stake in a total of 28 public sector companies of the Country. The Government has given in-principle approval for disinvestment or stake sale in these companies. At the same time, for the first time in the Country, efforts have been started to privatize the Indian Railway. The Central Government has decided to hand over 23 stations of the Country in private hands, for which online auction is also going to be held on June 28.”

Accusing the Prime Minister for promoting Adani Group, Dubey said that during the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, six airports have also been handed over to private hands and these airports have been handed over to a particular group.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Mon, 22 Jun 2020
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