Concern for farmers as land bill being changed: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, April 19: It is a matter of concern for farmers that the land bill is being changed, said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing his first rally on Sunday after a leave of absence of nearly two months.

Gandhi spoke about the Land Acquisition Act 2013, brought in by the UPA government, and charged the NDA government of working in the interests of the rich.

Rahul Gandhi

"Land Acquisition Act 2013 is being changed ...it's also cause of concern for you," he said, adding that the rest of industry came only after farming which laid the foundation of the country.

Speaking at the well-attended Kissan Khet Majdoor rally at Ramlila Maidan here, he said that the central government was anti-farmer and anti-poor as it can't see "the efforts they made to establish the country".

Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a three-nation tour, made comments saying that he was clearing the mess of the last 50 years in the country.

"I feel sad to hear this as prime minister can't see the efforts of the poor and the farmers who actually laid the foundation of the country," he said.

Gandhi said that the poor and the farmers were feeling afraid under the present regime as they don't know what's going to happen to them next.

He also talked about how the UPA government worked for the poor and the farmers of the country.

"It's a country of farmers and labourers," he said.

IANS

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