Tribal Lands: BJP planning to give away tribal lands to big corporates: Congress chief Kharge

RAIPUR/NEW DELHI: Stoking the self-respect of tribals coupled with a promise of safety and welfare, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge Wednesday attacked BJP for “eyeing the jungle and land of the STs”, and alleging it’s so averse to weaker communities that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t invite the 2 SC/ST Presidents for the inauguration of the brand new Parliament.
Kharge addressed election rallies within the tribal heartland of Sukma, after which in Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh.
Kharge mentioned the Baghel authorities protected the ancestral property of STs for over 5 years and fulfilled ballot guarantees, and the social gathering needs to be re-elected to proceed its pro-tribal, pro-poor governance within the state. He warned that BJP is trying to reward away the ‘jal, jungle, zameen’ of the forest-dwelling communities to large capitalists like Adani. “The tribals are the unique inhabitants of the land, and BJP snatches our land and offers it to the wealthy. That’s the reason why wealthy are getting richer and the poor poorer within the BJP regime. Fifty per cent of wealth in India is managed by simply 94 individuals,” he mentioned.
In a no-holds barred assault, Kharge mentioned the Modi authorities didn’t invite President Droupadi Murmu to the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing since she is from the ST neighborhood, whereas then President Ram Nath Kovind was refrained from the foundation-laying ceremony of the constructing earlier as he was an “achhoot (untouchable)”.

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