Eleven months ultimatum to resolve the problems of the poor. Ekta Parishad announced Delhi March for land reforms
“Central government should immediately take concrete steps to resolve the problems of the poor, and to bring land reforms. The Government needs to be ready to face the nationwide mass movement if otherwise. Under the leadership of prominent Gandhian Dr. S.N. Subbarao, mass movement on land reform will be initiated throughout the country on 2nd October 2018.” This announcement was made by Rajgopal P.V, the founder of Ekta Parishad during the National People's Parliament on land reforms at Phoolbagh Maidan, Gwalior.
During the people's parliament, he said that the movement will start simultaneously in 200 districts of the country in 2018. During this day, thousands of people will make Satyagrah (truth force movement) at Rajghat in New Delhi, and also the districts. Thousands of people from Palwal will start the foot-march.
A Gandhian, Dr. S.N. Subbarao emphasized that land reform issue is related to the prosperity of the country, and it is related to the second revolution of the county’s independence. Former minister and MP from Shivpuri Jyotiraditya Scindia mentioned in his speech that demand for land of every single person is justified. He said that after the Agra Agreement, the current government is not contributing anything yet to walk toward this direction. He appealed to Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to have them fulfilling their promise. Dr. Ransingh Parmar, President of Ekta Parishad also stressed that the government should distribute homestead land rights to all homeless poor as their work priority.
Ms. Maya Singh, Minister of the Madhya Pradesh was participating in the people's parliament. She highlighted that the government is committed to grant the forest rights, the homestead land rights, and the housing rights.
In responding to that statement, the MP to tribal communities, Mr. Hiraji, Member of Parliament from Kokrajhar Assam expressed his support for the movement. Madhya Pradesh Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party, Alok Agarwal said that it has been 9 years now after the Forest Rights Act is being stipulated, however, the tribals have not yet attaining their forest rights. Even until now.
*this announcement was made by Ekta Parishad and edited by ILC Asia for website publishing purpose