Kendrapada: A large number of anti-land acquisition activists, including women, took out a rally in Jagatsinghpur’s Gobindpur village on Wednesday to protest against the meeting of chief minister Naveen Patnaik with Posco-India CMD Yong Won Yoon for establishment of the steel plant.
President of Posco Pratirodhaka Sangram Samiti (PPSS) Abhaya Sahoo said they would not allow the government to acquire agricultural land for Posco in Dhinkia, Nuagaon and Gadakujang gram panchayats. “I will not allow the government to forcibly acquire farmland to set up steel plant till my last breath,” Sahoo said at the rally in Gobindapur.
“I salute the people of inkia, Gobindapur, Patana, Nuagaon and other villagers for putting up a stiff resistance against the government. The chief minister does not understand that land is the mother of farmers. He only understands money though he claims to be a pro-people leader,” Sahoo said.