Hitting out at the NDA government, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday that the Narendra Modi government is "betraying" farmers through the Land Acquisition Bill.
"The Modi government by Land Acquisition Bill is betraying the farmers. Congress will oppose the Bill tooth and nail," Scindia said addressing farmers at Dehri and Bharkheda-Haat areas after his three-day long visit to rain and hailstorm-affected regions.
He said the party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send a central team to MP to assess the loss caused to farmers by recent inclement weather. We also demanded that the central calamity relief fund should release financial help to Madhya Pradesh farmers immediately.
Scindia said that Modi should not restrict himself to only speaking to farmers in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio but should also stop betraying them.
He said that instead of 'Ghar Wapsi' (home coming or reconversion to Hindu faith), Modi government should focus on 'Zameen Wapsi' (returning land) to farmers under the Land Bill.
Scindia reminded the farmers that during UPA government, the consent of farmers was needed to acquire their land whereas now Modi government doesn't find it necessary to take their permission in the Land Bill.
He said that Congress and other parties together marched to the President's House from Parliament for the farmers' cause adding this will continue.
Scindia sought to know from the Prime Minister that why the support price of wheat in Madhya Pradesh has been lessened in comparison to the UPA regime.
Dubbing BJP government as anti-farmer, he said that the farmers were not even getting manure now.
The Congress leader also assured farmers that he will raise their point in Parliament.