Bharati Janata Party has demanded a policy to regularize encroachment for marginal and small peasantry in the state, blaming the congress rule for failing to protect the interests of farmers in the state who are evicted forcefully under grab of encroachments on the high court order.
Mr. Narendra Bragta, the party Vice President and former Horticulture Minister has said that congress did not file review petitions for last three months as high court has directed the administration to remove encroachments and come out with a compliance report,
The state had number of options if it really wanted to help the farmers who were facing the eviction proceedings when apples trees were laden with the fruits. The court order has been announced three month back but no actions came for rescue of the farmers.
Saffrron party warned that its farmer’s fronts were opposing the eviction proceedings and also raised the issue in the state assembly in upcoming monsoon season. It would demand the government to come out with an ordinance to nullify the court order after bringing policy for regulations of encroachments of small and marginal farmers.
” We think that Congress rule remained fail to give respite to the farmers as it had number of options to help the farmers in the quandary, it could file revision petition in the high court or move to supreme court filling special leave petition” said the BJP leader.
Defending the query about the regularization policy brought by BJP rule in 2002 Mr. Bragata claimed that not even a single farmer was being evicted under the proposed policy so far.
He also said that BJP had notified the regularization policy in 2002 but soon after taking over the Congress and filing of PIL against it in the high court. BJP leader accused the Congress for not working on the above policy forcing the present crisis of the peasantry.
BJP has convened a meeting in leader ship of party MLA and former minister Mr. Gulab Singh Thakur here yesterday who decided to come in favor of small and marginal farmers, the Minister informed.
Minister said that Congress promoted commercial green felling but eluded the farmers, as it did not come out with any policy to regularize the encroachments.