Greater Noida: A day after party head honcho Sonia Gandhi joined the bare-knuckles war against BSP chief Mayawati, Congress filed two different RTIs on Friday, seeking information regarding land acquisition in Bhatta Parsaul incident and Yamuna Expressway.

Seeking information under RTI Act, Haryana MP Deependra Hooda along with Punjab MP Bijendra Singla, Virendra Rathore of Youth Congress and youth state president Vidit Chowdhary reached office of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and filed the RTI.

Thereafter, the Congressmen headed towards the office of District Magistrate Gautam Buddh Nagar and sought information regarding Bhatta-Parsaul incidence from ADM Finance and Revenue Shivkant Dwivedi.

The Congress move is being regarded as a major step in the party campaign against BSP.

Life gears back amidst eerie calm

Thirteen days after the violence broke out between agitating farmers and police, an eerie calm prevailed in Bhatta-Parsaul village on Friday. Although majority of the villagers who had fled after the violence have returned to their homes, but the incidence have left them traumatized. Fearing the police wrath, they are tight lipped.

Meanwhile, the administration is making efforts to bring back the missing villagers and to provide them with necessary items. In order to ensure that the villagers are provided with the ration, fair price shops have been opened.

The district administration officials are trying hard to convince the villagers that they will not be harmed and no action will be taken against them. The officials have also appealed the villagers to cooperate them in the search for the missing persons. Meanwhile, Friday witnessed an increased number of the people who returned to villages.

JPN/Bureau