(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 15, 2011
Angry Tribals Chase Away Local MLA
THE tribals in Vishakapatnam district chased away their local MLA Soma and Mandal Praja Parishad president Danne Rao when they came to their village to make them accept about giving away their lands to a private individual for mining china clay. Angry tribals roughed up the MPP president, tearing his shirt and showering blows on him, during a public rally organised in Khandrum village in Dumbriguda mandal of the district on May 11. An SUV of the local TDP MLA was badly damaged by the angry tribals who suspect that the MLA is hand in glove with fictitious private parties to snatch away their lands. However, the MLA escaped without any injuries.
license was allotted in the name of one a tribal,
Enraged over this, the tribals spontaneously obstructed them and roughed up the MPP president. Sensing the mood of the tribals, the two elected representatives beat a hasty retreat. Even then they were chased for nearly a kilometre. They were asked to explain why they were aloof to the agitation against this mining that has been going on for the last one month. The TDP MLA escaped the wrath of the people only by assuring them that he would fully stand by them in the struggle to cancel the licenses for mining. He also promised to take up this issue with the government.
Congress state government had given permission to