Fighting Injustice in Polepally SEZ

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CAG Twist in Polepally SEZ Land Acquisition

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The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report for year 2007 has severely criticised the Andhra Pradesh state government for misleading the central government with respect to the Polepally (Jadcherla) Pharma SEZ. The report validates the claim of protesting Polepally farmers that the state government has not acted in a transparent manner in land acquisition for this SEZ.

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Polepally: The Special Election Zone

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By P. Sainath

It’s a simple strategy of protest with no pretensions of winning. The aim of the Polepally protesters: “That we get our land back, our lives back. Our one and only demand.”

photo by P.Sainath

COMMON APPEAL: “Voting for the Jadcherla 13 means saluting with love our Mother Earth.”

There are as many as 13 of them contesting the same Jadcherla Assembly seat as independents. Only, they’re not contesting against, but for, each other. Their symbols range from a Whistle and a Gas Cylinder to Bangles and a bunch of Bananas. Though pitted against one another, they have a common manifesto and even campaign jointly. These dalit, adivasi and BC farmers are the most fascinating candidates in the bypolls now on in Telangana to four Lok Sabha and 17 Assembly seats.

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Written by dilkibaatein

May 26, 2008 at 5:25 am