Vizianagaram: The YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy categorically said that he and his party would oppose tooth and nail the efforts of the TDP government to take away the lands of the poor people in the name of construction of an airport at Ravivalasa in Bhogapuram mandal of Vizianagaram district.

Speaking to the farmers, who have been organizing a fast opposing the setting up of the airport by taking away the lands of the poor farmers and villagers on Monday, he said his party would approach the court of law if necessary.

He said the lands of Panchyat Raj Minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu were left out of the land acquisition while poor farmers were being made to part with their lands forcibly. He said when his party would form the government in the coming days, he would take every step to give back the lands of the poor farmers and rural people.