Sonia Gandhi hits out at Gadkari, accuses govt of compromising rights of poor


New Delhi, Mar 27: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Land Acquisition Bill accusing Modi government of blatantly being anti-farmer and anti-poor.

She also termed the action of BJP as an 'unabashed display of half-truths'.

Gadkari had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi who opposed the government's land reforms, for an open debate 'on any platform'.

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In her letter, she flayed NDA government for compromising rights of the weaker sections of society to benefit a handful of private parties

"Your government's position on defense, irrigation and electrification issues is a blatant attempt to divert attention," she said in the letter, adding the bill cannot be at the cost of pushing farmers into a pitiable condition or destroying their livelihoods."

On Congress party's stand on the bill, she wrote, "Your proposed legislation makes a mockery of your claim that you stand for interest of farmers. We shall never endorse any law that will break the backbone of this nation.

"I wish to reiterate that the 2013 law is not a legacy of just the Congress party... It is a legacy of all parties, including the BJP," she added.

She also urged the government to rise above the realm of narrow partisan politics and bring back the 2013 law in totality.

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