Lalu lashes out at Munda government on encroachment drive

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Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav is in the news again.This time he chose the issue of displacement to lash out on the Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand.

‘This government is anti poor.It has been displacing people in the garb of anti encroachment drive”,said Yadav.

Though the anti encroachment drive was undertaken by the Munda government in response to Jharkhand High Court’s directive,Lalu did not mention a word about the court.Instead he said that the state government has been evicting the poor on the pretext of encroachment.

Referring to the last year’s drive in Ranchi,Dhanbad and other places in Jharkhand and the recent July 4 clash between the police and the villagers in Nagri in protest against land acquisition for construction of educational institutions in the village.

Aware of the divide between Munda and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha in the BJP,Lalu took the side of the latter and praised Sinha for opposing the encroachment drive in Ranchi.”The BJP government led by Munda had made the anti encroachment drive a regular feature.It is a regular cause of concern for the poor”,said Lalu.

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