Congress on Sunday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Barkagaon displacement settlement issue and said that the party was doing trivial politics on the matter.
Badkagaon MLA Amba Prasad accused Hazaribagh MP, Jayant Sinha of trivialising and doing politics for his own political mileage on Badkagaon displacement settlement issue.
"With the encouragement of the people of Barkagaon, I get motivated to work for public interest. But local MP Jayant Sinha is working against the people here to bake his bread as a spokesman for companies. NTPC comes under the Center and the MP has been a Minister in the Center. The people would not have to struggle so much if they forced the Government to pressurise NTPC for the rehabilitation compensation. No initiative has been taken by the MP regarding compensation and employment," said the Legislator.
Prasad had on Wednesday sat on a Dharna in support of the demands of the displaced people of Barkagaon, after which a high-level meeting was organised at the Secretariat.
Prasad said after the meeting that some crucial decisions were taken in the meeting, which included increase of compensation to the tune of Rs 5 lakh per acre, annuity be increased from Rs 3000 to Rs 10,000 and increase in the compensation for acquired houses.
The Congress legislator said that soon a mining college will be opened at Badkagaon, where locals will be trained and will be made skilful to gain employment at the companies operating in the area.
Later, in the evening, Chief Minister Hemant Soren drove his official car to reach Medica hospital to meet Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon, who is getting treated for Covid-19 in the hospital. The CM met doctors at the hospital and took information on the health of his Cabinet colleague.