Congress calls on AIADMK to oppose Land bill in Parliament


Chennai: In a bid to accumulate the opposition parties against the ruling NDA, Congress on Sunday asked AIADMK to demonstrate its commitment to farmers by opposing the Land acquisition bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Terming the bill as dictarorial, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the bill was brought through an ordinance without discussion and had done away with may pro farmer provisions.

He said that the amendments include removing the “no consent clause”, doing away with social impact study, allowing the acquired land to remain unused for years together besides allowing land to be acquired outside proposed industrial corridors which will help a few industrialists and land developers.

He appealed to all the same minded parties and those claiming to be pro farmers and pro land owners to oppose the BJP Land Act and has asked the AIADMK to oppose the bill in the Rajya Sabha.