New Delhi, March 19 : The Congress today hit out at the government over Union Minister Nitin Gadkari writing a letter to opposition parties, including Sonia Gandhi, to discuss a land acquisition bill asking ” why this sudden wisdom has appeared” on them and whether BJP was facing “jitters”. Party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar accused the Center of “cheating” people through such “diversionary” tactics. Kumar also said that the Congress president “has not received the letter till now” and that it is “strange that except the addressee, everyone else has already received the letter”. (Read: Nitin Gadkari writes to Sonia Gandhi, Anna Hazare for open debate on land project) Also Read – Churah Assembly Constituency: Will BJP’s Hans Raj Retain Seat In Himachal Polls?
“BJP and Nitin Gadkari should stop mocking and trying diversionary tactics to dilute the agony, pain and outrage among the entire farming community from the Modi government’s sinister attempt to kill the soul and spirit of Right to Fair Compensation, 2013. … If Prime Minister Modi and the BJP are sincere, they must first withdraw the Land Acquisition Ordinance and apologize to the entire farming community,” the party said in a statement. press posing half a dozen questions to the NDA government. Also Read – Gagret Assembly Election 2022: Will BJP make another term in this constituency seat?
To chill the government further, the statement also referred to earlier reports by Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh that he was not in favor of the ordinance, a contention, which was later denied by him. “Why the Rural Development Minister is mum on the issue and why Gadkari has become their spokesperson,” he said. The party asked whether Modi and Gadkari will answer why the BJP unanimously supported the Right to Fair Compensation Act, 2013 inside and outside Parliament nine months ago and why they proceeded to kill the same law in six months from his entry into power even earlier. could be implemented.
“Modi and Gadkari will answer because they used the tyranny of the majority in Lok Sabha to forcefully pass the Land Acquisition Ordinance despite nationwide protests and public outrage,” he said. The party also questioned why the complete political unanimity built in a discussion with all stakeholders, states and Parliament by the Congress party over a period of two years was “erased in a capricious manner” by Modi for support a few “crony capitalists”.
“Modi and Gadkari answer if the BJP is facing nervousness because of the deception and the farce of the Land Acquisition Ordinance which was canceled by the complete opposition unit led by the Congress President “, he said. Amid clear indications that the government’s attempt to change the law will face strong obstacles, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to address the farmers’ rally in the national capital on April 5. He is also visiting Haryana and Rajasthan in May tomorrow and the next day. meet the farmers, whose crops have been damaged by the hailstorm and the unseasonal rains.