Lucknow: Stoking the issue of land acquisition and the alleged oppression of famers by the Mayawati government, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has claimed that over 2000 people are still missing from the twin villages of Bhatt and Parsaul in Greater Noida after the police crackdown on the villagers.

Concluding his "Kisan Bachao Desh Bachao" yatra from Agra to Gautam Buddha Nagar on Sunday, BJP national vice-president Kalraj Mishra demanded a high level inquiry into the incident.

“At least 22 farmers are still in jail and 2,420 villagers are missing from Bhatta-Parsaul. A high level inquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court should be conducted in Bhatta-Parsaul incident," he said adding that if the BJP wins the Assembly polls, it will order an inquiry into the Bhatta-Parsaul incident.

Claiming "tremendous" response to party’s "Kisan Bachao Desh Bachao" yatra, he said, “The incident which occurred on May 7 still haunts the villagers.”

He allegedly claimed that the new Land Acquisition Policy of the government is eyewash.

“The state government withdrew Section 144 from Bhatta-Parsaul after BJP maintained pressure on BSP,” he said adding that the villagers recounted their tales of horrors only after it.

 

(JPN/Bureau)