Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose land bill

In the letter she said taht her party would continue to fight the bill.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2015 4:50 am
Sonia Gandhi, Anna Hazare, Land Bill, Land Acquisition Act, Sonia Land Bill protest,  Land Acquisition Bill,  BJP government, NDA government,  india news, nation news Farmers protest against the land bill in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: AP photo)

In yet another proactive step in opposing the NDA government’s move to bring changes to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to activist Anna Hazare, saying she shared his concerns over the proposed amendments and that her party would continue to fight the bill.

Gandhi wrote to Hazare in a reply to an earlier letter from him in which he had laid down his concerns over the Centre’s move.

“I have got your letter dated March 14 in which you have talked about your doubts about the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015. I am in agreement with your views that the Ordinance of the NDA government and the amendment bill, which is now before Parliament, is not in the interest of farmers,” she says in her letter.

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The Congress president said her party would oppose this bill on all fora, and also referred to the protest march by 14 opposition parties from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

“I want to assure you that our fight on this issue will continue,” Sonia said.

On Monday, Vinayak Patil, an aide of the activist, had told reporters: “Anna has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is introduced in the Rajya Sabha.” He was in the capital to meet the opposition leaders and also hand over a memorandum against the bill to all major opposition parties.

“The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha using brute majority. The bill has several clauses, which are anti-farmer in nature. Now this bill will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha, but the government does not have majority there. So, the bill cannot be passed,” Hazare said in the letter.

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    Paul
    Mar 19, 2015 at 2:15 am
    Sonia is an Italian. She does not give a whether India progresses or not. I want to ask her where should India build the factories to provide jobs for the poor? How would India develop infrastructure to move what it manufactures? They are enemies of the country. India you are full of unpatriotic people, even God cannot help you. If it is in power of the congress, you will stay in the slums only. God save India.
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    Abhijit
    Mar 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm
    Anna has become a paid dharna guy. Sonia, your crook party is killing honest officers, shame on you.
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    Aditya
    Mar 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm
    farmer should remain a farmer. how dare he or his progeny dream of ever doing something else.. also we would oppose introduction of new technology in farming.. it will be against farm labour rights.. most of indian potion should be kept busy in farming.. jai ho..
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    Arvind
    Mar 19, 2015 at 5:12 am
    Everyone knows Congress patrty is not at all interested about Development and progress of India.It wants people remain in poverty so that it can rule them with false promises,slogan like Garibi Hatav.But now poor people have realised that it can do any good for them as seen during its rule for 60 years.Its main aim is to block good ideas about progress and Development of nation which Modi govt wants to take further.If Modi succeeds then chances of Congress Party to come to power will vanish completely.Party is least bother about farmers,Common Man,working cl but hungry for power and how to loot Public money.It seems BJP is failing to expose Congress party but AAP has shown way how to teach lesson to both BJP and Congress party as seen in Delhi.
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    mms
    Mar 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm
    What will Sonia write to anyone about the bill. She hardly knows about anything. Above all she does not have any love towards India and Indians. What is said to have been written by her is the work of the sycophants who are around her to keep up their individual interests. It is only a coincidence that Anna is also on agitation on the same issue. Now this corrupt lady is trying to utilise Anna for her nefarious interests in India. Any effort to pacify Sonia will go futile but of course it will be easy to make Anna understand what is practically in the bill and how it is going to affect the farmer. The Govt. should take initiative in this regard and make the farmers understand the fact that the bill is not against them.
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    Rangaesh Gadasalli
    Mar 19, 2015 at 12:48 am
    So She wants to oppose jut for the sake of opposition. why cant the Congress come out with facts where the act does not help the farmers. when more powers are given to states to take the consent of the farmers-70% consent-- what is your problem. Anna Hazare knows as soon as couple of congress men and women are sent to jail by CBI and courts, all these morchas and protests will disappear.
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    gopal
    Mar 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm
    Sonia hi did enough damage to the country. The least she could do, like her son, to keep quiet, and go for holiday.
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    gunasakaran
    Mar 19, 2015 at 6:01 am
    development comes a a price, whats the point of holding on to small pieces of land, which cannot provide sustenance, however development in the form of Factories can provide jobs and security/ The Congress wants a poor vote bank.
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