Social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch an agitation against the government – says that BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers.
By Rakesh Raman
As the Congress party has decided to intensify its opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led BJP, it has decided to hold a rally of farmers in New Delhi on April 19.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been vacationing for the past two months, is expected to come back and lead the event.
Meanwhile, Congress has released the content for a multimedia campaign to promote the upcoming show in Delhi.
The content includes a number of posters showing Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul along with farmers, a jingle, and radio spots to highlight the “anti-farmer” policies of BJP.
Meanwhile, social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch a massive agitation against the government – said that both BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers.
Hazare was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio program ‘Mann ki Baat’ in which Modi tried to woo farmers on by telling the features of Land Acquisition Bill.
Hazare said that Modi is misleading farmers and actually the proposed Bill will harm farmers’ interests in the country and only benefit capitalists who are close to Modi.
Similarly, Hazare opined that Congress President Sonia Gandhi is playing politics over the Bill and is not interested in the welfare of farmers.
During the past few days, Congress has been holding public demonstrations to oppose the BJP government’s Land Acquisition Bill.
Congress also wrote a protest letter to the ruling BJP. In the letter – addressed to Nitin Gadkari, BJP’s Transport Minister – Congress voiced its concerns over the proposed Bill, stating its stand on Gadkari’s invitation for a debate on the issue.
According to Congress, Gadkari had stated that Prime Minister Modi and the government are ready to consider all suggestions regarding the Bill.
Hazare has termed the Modi move as “anti-farmer” and an attack on Indian democracy, as, according to Hazare, government is trying to impose its will on farmers to acquire their land without their consent.
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Photo / Audio courtesy: Congress