Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured the people of Chhattisgarh that if the Congress government comes to power in the state it will implement the Land Acquisition Act.
“In Chhattisgarh, land acquisition is an important issue, as the farmers and tribals are not compensated fairly for acquiring their land. When we first introduced the Land Acquisition Bill, many opposed us. After Mr. Modi formed the goverment in 2014, the first thing he did was to bring an ordinance to abolish the Land Acquisition Act. I promise you that we will implement the Land Acquisition Act in Chhattisgarh when we form the govt,” Gandhi said while addressing a gathering in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district.
The Congress chief also promised that if the Congress government comes to power in the state, it will waive off farmers’ loans within 10 days of coming to power as well as give bonus to farmers.
“Even the bonus that has not been provided to you by the BJP government in the last two years, will also be provided to you by us,” he said.
Terming Demonetisation as the biggest scam in history, Gandhi said that its motive was not to fight against black money but to help a few people.
“The day people were made to stand in queues outside banks, that day Narendra Modi was not fighting against black money, but was helping out a few thieves of the country,” he said.
“What kind of a fight against black money Demonetisation was? Daily wage labourers, women had to stand in queues and deposit their hard earned money. Did you see any black money hoarder in queues?” he added.
Raul Gandhi will also hold public meetings in Bilaspur, Kabirdham and Durg today. Today is his second day of his two-day visit to Chhattisgarh.
The first phase of Chhattisgarh elections was held on November 12 and the second phase will be held on November 20.