Anna Hazare begins stir against land bill, AAP not to share dais

GN Bureau | February 23, 2015


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Social activist Anna Hazare has launched his protest at Jantar Mantar from Monday against the ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill.

Calling it anti-farmer, he also said he would not allow AAP leaders to share the stage with him during his protest. Hazare is, however, likely to meet Delhi chief minister AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday night.


The government is bringing a new bill to replace the land ordinance amid stiff opposition from non-NDA parties in Parliament and outside.

The Land Acquisition Act, 2013 stipulates mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent of land owners for acquiring land for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private companies.



In December last, the government had promulgated the ordinance making significant changes in the Land Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas - industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

Meanwhile, a group of farmers who began marching from Haryana's Palwal on Friday are joining Hazare at the venue on Monday to demand withdrawal of amendments to the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said it is extremely unfortunate that the BJP-led government issued the land acquisition ordinance without consulting anybody, and added this shows that the Centre is trying to please the corporates.

"They have already issued the ordinance without consulting anybody and we stand that the earlier action should be implemented. It is unfortunate that the government immediately, after the session is over, they issued the ordinance," Kharge told the media.

"It means that they are with the corporates. They are with the companies just to please them, to get more investment in the name of this land acquisition act," he added.

Kharge said the land acquisition ordinance is not in the interest of the farmers.

"It is not good what they have issued. So, we are jointly fighting and all others are also agreeing on the same point. So, we will take that issue when it comes up in the Parliament," he added.

The Congress leader further said that his party would very soon decide on extending support to Anna Hazare, who will sit on a protest at the Jantar Mantar here against the ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill.

"I can say that Anna Hazare is supporting our Act because this Act has enacted earlier and we expressed our reservation for this. Therefore, it is the good thing. Anna Hazare is also taking the same thing," he added.

 

 

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