Dismissing Rahul Gandhi's visit to Bhatta-Parsaul on Tuesday as dramatics, Uttar Pradesh's ruling BSP said if he is sensitive to the problems of farmers he should pressurise the Centre to formulate a pro-farmer land acquisition policy.
"The party strongly condemns dramatics being done by the Congress leader in the name of kisan mahapanchayat in Bhatta Parsaul," a BSP spokesman said in Lucknow.
He said that in reality Rahul should visit Congress-ruled and supported states as "real problems" were being faced by farmers in Bhatta-Parsaul.
"If he is actually sensitive to the problems of farmers, he should force his government at the Centre to formulate a pro-farmer land acquisition policy like the one announced by UP government," the spokesman said.
The BSP spokesman said if the Congress-led UPA government does not table a bill for a uniform national policy on land acquisition in the monsoon session of Parliament, the party would stall the House.
"BSP will extend full cooperation if Congress and Rahul take an initiative to formulate a national policy during monsoon session," he said.