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Congress stages protest against Land Acquisition Bill

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

our correspondent

Itagar, May 20: Hundreds of Congress workers of East Siang district of Aruchal Pradesh on Tuesdayu took out a protest rally in and around Pasighat market in protest against “Land Acquisition Bill’ of the Central Govt. Shouting slogans against the BJP Govt at the Centre, the participants in the rally registered strong opposition to the alleged anti-farmers bill. The rally was organized by the East Siang District Congress Committee in collaboration with its Youth, NSUI and Women wings from all four assembly segments.

Addressing the rally at Pasighat Bazar Rostrum, former Pasighat East MLA and Education Minister, Bosiram Siram termed the Centre’s Land Acquisition Bill as “anti-farmer”, a party release said here today.He opined that the bill would certainly facilitate the corporate houses and the poor farmers of the country would be deprived. He raised objections to Centre’s proposal to remove clauses mandating farmer’s consent and conducting social impact assessment before land acquisition from the 2013 Act introduced by previous UPA-II Government in this regard. According to the Act, if land acquired remains unused for five years, then it is required to be returned to the origil owner. But, rendra Modi-led NDA government has elimited this clause too, he observed. Slamming the BJP government for soaring prices of essential commodities during its one-year rule, the Congress leaders vehemently criticized Prime Minister rendra Modi for riding to power on promise of controlling inflation, but did nothing yet. “The BJP government has miserably failed to fulfill its commitments made in the election manifesto. It had declared the North East people as “immigrants’, which was an anti-tiol comment”, the Congress leaders added.

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