Visakhapatnam, May 8, 2007
Associations come together for agitation
The Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Karmika Sangham in association with 55 other people's organizations at a meeting held on Wednesday at VUDA's Children Theatre resolved to launch an agitation after May 15 and occupy the surplus government lands for distribution to the poor. The meeting held under the chairmanship of Sangham district committee president P Sesharatnam discussed the issue and the course of agitation.
The Secretary M Appalaraju sought regularization of all lands occupied by the poor. Meanwhile, Yadava Mahasabha District President B Rama Rao said that the Government is allotting thousands of acres of lands to corporate industries and MNCs offering to set up industries which could not provide employment to the casual labourer. The former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, KV Ramana called upon the landless poor to prepare themselves for the struggle.
The Sangham President stated that 195 people's organizations had met in Hyderabad on April 18 and as a follow up to the State level meeting, district level meetings will be to gear up people for an agitation to bring pressure the Government to act.
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