Aam Aadmi Party leader and party’s UP incharge Sanjay Singh alleged that workmen deployed for construction of road in Ballia were forcibly digging mud from the fields of farmers. He said the excavation had left deep pits in the fields which would require 50 to 500 trolleys of mud to level it up.
“Due to the digging of mud from fields, farmers have suffered loss of crops. The government must compensate the farmers and also initiate action against the officials for the irresponsible work,” he said.
In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Singh said he had a large number of videos sent by the villagers in Nagra block of Ballia.
“In the videos, it can be seen that backhoes have dug up fields up to a stretch of several kilometers in the villages. The fields have developed huge pits due to land digging work. The villagers are saying that the government had a plan to do land excavation work up to eight kilometres in the area,” he said, quoting the villagers.
He said water will accumulate in these pits during the rain and for farmers it would be difficult to sow crops and do other farming related work.
He said the government should instruct the officials to lodge an FIR against the contractor who was carrying out the work.
Meanwhile, attacking the UP government on “illegal detention” of slain gangster Amar Dubey’s wife Khushi Dubey and other women in the Bikru case, AAP’s state president Sabhajeet Singh asked the district presidents to give memorandum to the district magistrates in their respective districts. He said law and order and crime had taken a back seat in the Yogi Adityanath government. “To control the damage, the government is putting innocents behind the bars. Khushi Dubey’s issue is a burning topic as she along with three other women and a two-and-half-year old child is in jail for no fault. The AAP workers will give a memorandum to the UP governor through district magistrates of their respective districts,” he said.
On the other hand, state president of AAP women’s wing, Neelam Yadav, asked the government to explain why Khushi Dubey and others were in jail when they did not commit any crime in the Bikru case.