Over 300 Indian farmers have threatened to “dismantle” India’s new F1 circuit, angry over the way in which their land was acquired for the track.
The farmers, whose lands were acquired for Jaypee’s Formula One race-track, held a meeting at the Kanarsi village earlier this week to discuss to discuss their grievances.
According to the DNA India, the farmers, calling themselves the Bhartiya Kisan Union, drafted a letter to the Yamuna Expressway Authority demanding ‘more money, reservations in educational institutions and the setting up of more industries to generate employment in the area.’
“We are warning you that if our demands are taken casually, we will be forced to launch an agitation,” they said, adding that they will “dismantle the racing track with force if necessary.”
The Indian GP is scheduled to take place on 30th October while FIA technical director Charlie Whiting will head to India on 31st August to conduct his track inspection of the new venue.
They have taken their pieces of silver and now regret it ~~~ perhaps they should wait until the circuit is up and running and see what jobs are available before they shhot themselves in the foot.