Expressing regret over the violence in Barkagaon in which four persons were killed, Union Minister Jayant Sinha today said a high-level committee was probing the matter and the guilty would be punished.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation also expressed sadness over reports that Congress MP Pradip Balmuchu has alleged that he had a partnership with a mining company and said he would file a defamation case against Balmachu.
The local MP appealed to the people of Barkagaon in Hazaribagh district to maintain peace and not get into trap of any individual or political party as they were trying to politicise the incident.
Solution to issues is found only through talks, he said adding, the BJP was committed to take along everyone on the path of development.
Demand of everyone would be listened to and solution would be brought through dialogue, he said, appealing to (the agitators to desist from taking an objectionable stand.
Solution to acquisition of land by NTPC would happen only after listening to the people of Barkagaon and it would be ensured that no land is taken forcibly, Sinha said here.
Accusing the opposition, particularly Congress, of being anti-development, the union minister said he was in favour of a judicial inquiry into the October 1 incident though it was the state government’s decision.
The way people were being misguided at Barkagaon in Hazaribagh was anti-development and all the opposition parties were involved in this anti-development activities.
Sinha also accused Congress MLA Nirmala Devi and his husband Yogendra Sao, a former minister, of instigating the common people for their own selfish reason.