As the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana are on a role, people are making up their minds to vote for the candidates that suits best in their eye whereas five villages in Haryana have opted not to vote this time.
As was reported by the Hindu, Kamal
Singh, whose 38 acres were acquired said, ''The process of land
acquisition was initiated by the Chautala government and completed by
the Hooda government. So who should we vote for? We cannot even vote
for Bharatiya Janata Party?s Rao Inderjit Singh, who was in the
Congress till weeks before the election and did nothing to help us
while being our Member of Parliament. And voting for Aam Aadmi Party
is sheer wastage. We have, therefore, decided at a panchayat meeting
to boycott the election''.
Goernment in 2006 acquired
1,300 acres belonging to the villagers of Gharoli Khurd, Harsaru,
Mohammadpur, Khandsa and Narsinghpur respectively, for setting up SEZ
and handed it over to Reliance.
Ram Kumar, a former panchayat member
from Gharoli Khurd said that ''land acquisition has rendered many
jobless. However, from all the villages, Gharoli Khurd endured the
most as RIL is constructing a seven-foot wall around the village
cutting it off from the neighboring villages.'' Kumar also said
''Neither did we get enough compensation nor the promised jobs. Now
that SEZ project has been shelved and the land returned by Reliance,
we do not even get the annual royalty. Even landless families who
earlier reared cattle have lost their livelihood. Our village is
worst affected with a boundary wall around it and foul-smelling
drains flowing on both sides.''
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