Opposing the Land Acquisition Bill brought by the Central government, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Sunday said the only aim of the proposed law was to grab the farmers' land and help land grabbers.
The issue was raised at a meeting of BKU leaders from Punjab and Haryana held here on Sunday, said BKU leader and former MP Bhupinder Singh Mann. BKU is an Indian farmers' representative organisation affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh -- of which the Bharatiya Janata Party is deemed as the political wing.
"The meeting discussed about the Land Acquisition Bill which seeks to destroy the basic character of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.
It was lamented at the meet that the BJP had failed to implement its promise, made in its election manifesto, for the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report for farming sector.
"BKU has always been against any move to ruin the Land Acquisition Act, 2013. The Narendra Modi government has totally destroyed the basic spirit of the Land Acquisition Act, which is against the farmers.
"This bill is aimed to fulfill the nefarious designs of land grabbers," Mann said, adding that the Modi government was trying to pay back to the corporate who had funded the BJP during elections last year.