Congress to stage protest against Dharani portal
Deccan Chronicle.| Narender Pulloor
Instead of settling land disputes, Dharani portal created new problems, Congress leaders opined
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president A. Revanth Reddy. (Photo:Facebook)
HYDERABAD: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Saturday decided to take up agitation programmes against the Dharani portal. Party leaders will receive memorandums from the victims of Dharani land portal.
A Dharani committee meeting was held here at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday presided by TPC president and MP A. Revanth Reddy. Congress leaders discussed lapses in the Dharani portal, introduced by the Telangana
Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government.
Instead of settling land disputes, Dharani portal created new problems, Congress leaders opined. Speaking to reporters, AICC national spokesperson Dasoju Sravan explained the meeting details. The state government brought the Dharani portal without proper exercise and it led to many problems, he said.
For instance, ex-servicemen who got land from the government were not mentioned as owners of the land, he said. Land survey numbers were missing from the portal and proper data was not available, he said.
The Congress had already brought the Dharani issues to the notice of the state and Central governments, he added.
Sravan alleged that the assigned lands of SC, STs were forcibly taken by the state government. "We don’t know about the security of Dharani portal," he said.
Presently, the state government proposed to hike the value of lands, but it had already acquired lakhs of acres of land from the farmers for irrigation projects, he said. The government’s decision would cause huge loss to the oustees, he said. The party would extend support to the victims of the portal and was planning to meet Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind, he explained.