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Megha Against Nitish Govt. Slum Scheme

Patna
Megha Against Nitish Govt. Slum Scheme
January 27, 2012

Appealing to the urban poor of Patna to not to let the government take their place of living, Social activist and reformer Megha Patekar address the crowd of thousands at Kargill Chowk near Gandhi Maidan. “Let’s Fight, We’ll Win”, quoted an energetic and somewhat angry leader who criticized the Nitish govt’s decision to take back the govt. land in urban area under newly adopted slum scheme. She said from the dais that the governments across the country have been apathetic towards the concerns of lower class working people and time to time their conurbation gets damaged on the name of encroachment or beautification drive of the city. She called, “The newly adopted slum scheme in Bihar is a tactics made by the govt. in connivance with builders”. “You will be battered and brushed aside as no one in the society. Therefore it’s time to unite and not to let the govt. take their place of living at any cost”, she continues. Representatives, leaders and volunteers from about a dozen social organization including Jhuggi-Jhopri Sangharsh Morcha, India Against Corruption, Ashray Abhiyan, Wanchit Jan Morcha, Nidan, Nari-Gunjan were participated in the day long program meant to warn the govt. and to compel it to bring back the new slum scheme.