New Delhi, Mar 17: Attacking the Congress for protesting against the Land Acquisition Bill in Delhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said this is nothing but the opposition party's obstructionist and negative politics.
"It is a continuation of Congress's politics of obstructionism. Congress has adopted obstructionism both as a strategy and now almost as an ideology," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told ANI on Tuesday.
"It is a negative politics of obstructionism which is intended to keep India backwards. There is no reason why any political party with any commitment to development must oppose this bill," added he.
When asked on future of the Land Bill, the Finance Minister exuded confidence and said, "We will find a way."
A day after the Youth Congress workers protested against the Land Acquisition Bill in Delhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi lead the march against land acquisition bill today. Manmohan Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge leaders from 10 opposition parties also joined the protest march.
Sonia Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee and handed over its memorandum over the bill.
"We together met the President and presented him the memorandum against Modi government's Land Bill. We have requested the President to intervene to protect interest of our farmers and to stress upon government not to go ahead with the amendments in Rajya Sabha," Sonia Gandhi told media persons.
"All progressive, secular, democratic forces are determined to defeat Modi government's design to promote divisions and social disharmony," added the Congress president.
"We are here to oppose the Modi government's amendments to the right to fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition," she said.
Congress along with other opposition parties are trying their best to corner the Narendra Modi-led government and are terming the Land Aquisiton Bill as 'anti-farmer'.