K M Dayashankar
CPI state secretary threatens to occupy lands by erecting red flags and distribute them to poor
KARIMNAGAR: CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has demanded that the government should construct double bedroom houses for the eligible poor in the allocated Rajiv Swagruha lands in Thimmapur mandal on the outskirts of Karimnagar.
If the government fails to construct the houses, the CPI activists would plant the ‘red flags’ and encroach the lands and allocate the same to the poorer sections, he warned.
The CPI state secretary along with district secretary Ponguleti Kedari, district leaders Koyyada Srujan, Marri Venkat Swamy, Boini Ashok, Tekumalla Sammaiah, V Ramana Reddy, Mallavva, B Padma, Bharathi and others visited the Rajiv Swagruha site in Ramakrishna colony on the outskirts of Karimnagar town on Saturday. Then Congress government had allocated 97 acres of land in survey number 556 for the construction of Rajiv Swagruha housing scheme.
Then Chief Minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy had laid the foundation stone for the housing scheme on December 29, 2008. But, the project was shelved for various reasons. As the precious land is vacant and remained unused, the CPI district leaders demanded the government to construct the double bedroom houses in the above-said land.
Stating that the land prices were soaring in Thimmapur mandal, he demanded the government to protect the land by constructing the housing scheme and opening up government hospitals and educational institutions to protect the land from encroachment. He also warned of serious agitations if the government plans to sell away the precious lands.