New Delhi: Farmers in a huge number gathered at the protest site in Buxar district of Bihar to hold a “Mahapanchayat” over the police assault took place on Tuesday night.
During the “Mahapanchayat,” farmers showed anger against the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government urging that the police officers involved in the midnight crackdown should be suspended.
BJP leaders, Chirag Paswan blame Nitish government
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Bihar Assembly, Samrat Chaudhary said that, “It’s our right to hold a protest but police cannot enter the house of a local and thrash him.”
Buxar, Bihar | CM & Deputy CM are saying that they don’t know about lathi-charge incident on farmers (in Buxar). Then who’s running the govt?- A ghost or press? We’ll not keep quiet until farmers get justice. Police personnel involved in it should be sacked: MoS Ashwini Choubey pic.twitter.com/K1YmXZqLRL
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2023
Police forcefully enetered house
The farmers told that they were protesting peacefully at the site before the midnight. Theiy are demanding for a new round of land acquisition for the project at rates decided around 12 years ago when plots were last purchased.
Formerly known as the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, SVJN company started the construction of a 1320 MW coal power plant here last year.