Mumbai, April 1: Asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep farmers' interests in mind while issuing a second ordinance on land reforms, social activist Anna Hazare has sent a letter to the Prime Minister where he has also suggested ways to protect the peasants' interests.
Anna Hazare said the government should remove anything in the legislation that is against the interests of farmers.
"There is great discontent among farmers about the December ordinance which has endangered their livelihood," Hazare said in the letter as per tyhe daily's report.
"The struggle which we are waging against the land bill is not against any person, organisation or party. It is against the system," he said in a letter to Modi. "On behalf of farmers in the country, I request you to include points raised by farmers in the second ordinance," Hazare said.
"This is the will of the jan sansad (people's Parliament). You must be aware that people's Parliament is supreme," he said. "During Lok Sabha polls and also after coming to power, you spoke of good governance.
That's why we expect to get the right response to this letter from your office," he said.
"We say with pride that ours is an agrarian economy. However, farmers are forced to commit suicide," Hazare said.
(With inputs from agencies)