Anna Hazare threatens another protest against land bill


New Delhi: Social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare warned of a protest fast against Modi government’s “anti-farmer” provision in the proposed Land Acquisition Bill.

“He (Modi) is concerned more about corporates than farmers,” Hazare told in an interview in Latur, as he sharpened attack on the BJP-led NDA over the land legislation.

Stating that he would go on a fast as he did in 2011 on Lokpal issue, Hazare said, “if the government doesn’t make changes in the Bill to safeguard farmers’ interests, we will launch a nationwide jail bharo agitation.”