Protest against Ken-Betwa project continues. Farmers surrounded the collectorate, when the collector did not come, thousands of farmers returned IG News

Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh)21 minutes ago

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After the news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming to Chhatarpur and inaugurating the Ken-Betwa Link Project, the opposition of the displaced farmers is continuously increasing. On September 25, thousands of farmers conducted water satyagraha under the leadership of AAP leader Amit Bhatnagar at Raja Talab in Bijawar. This was the first time for the district when such a large number of farmers had carried out water satyagraha.

On Tuesday, farmers waited for more than 3 hours to submit the memorandum to the collector. When the collector did not come, the farmers surrounded the collectorate and raised loud slogans against the government.

Social activist Amit Bhatnagar says that the Ken-Betwa link project is a project of exploitation of farmers and tribals. In this, the arbitrariness and corruption of the administration is at its peak. The constitutional rights of the people are being killed by the administration in the project, due to which the Collector does not have the answer to any question, hence he keeps trying to escape, which is condemnable.