This Article is From Aug 22, 2015

YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy to Protest Against Land Bill on August 26

YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy to Protest Against Land Bill on August 26

File Photo: YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hyderabad: Stepping up pressure on the Andhra Pradesh Government against land acquisition for the new capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today said he would stage a dharna (sit-in) on August 26.

The TDP government yesterday issued a notification for acquisition of 904 acres of land in 29 villages in Guntur area.

At a time when the Centre has backed down on the land acquisition amendment act in the Parliament, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's decision to acquire land forcibly was "highly deplorable", theYSRCP said.

Jagan Mohan Reddy will hold a dharna on August 26 in the capital region against the forcible acquisition, party spokesperson K Parthasarathi said in a press release here.

"We  are not opposed to the capital region but we are opposed to the government acquiring land with force," he said.

The party has also announced a dharna in Machilipatnam on August 25 in protest against apathy of the government towards the viral fever which has claimed many lives.