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BJP terms Rahul's visit to Bhatta Parsaul as political stunt

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2011 14:50 IST

Dubbing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's second visit to Bhatta Parsaul village in UP as a "political stunt", BJP on Tuesday said if his party was serious about farmers' interests then it should bring the Land Acquisition Amendment bill to Parliament at the earliest.

"It is a political drama. You can call it as a political stunt. Beyond that it is nothing," former BJP President Rajnath Singh said here.

He said bringing the proposed Land Acquisition amendment bill to Parliament was the responsibility of the UPA government of which Congress is a part.

"Since 2007, Congress has been sitting on the bill. If it wants to help the cause of the farmers, it should bring the bill. BJP has already stated that it will support amendments aimed at benefiting the farmers and help the passage of the bill in both houses of Parliament," Singh said.

Nearly two months after his visit to the epicentre of farmers' protests at Bhatta Parsaul that led to his midnight arrest, Rahul Gandhi made his way to the twin villages again here early this morning.

The Congress General Secretary made Bhatta Parsaul, which saw widespread protests over land acquisition two months back, the first stop of his 'Kisan Sandesh Yatra' when he came calling this morning to drum up support for the planned kisan mahapanchayat in Aligarh on Saturday.