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Sonia writes to Hazare, says will continue fight over land bill

india Updated: Mar 19, 2015 10:03 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi


Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to social activist Anna Hazare saying that she agrees with him that the land bill brought by the NDA government was not in the interest of farmers and her party will continue its fight over the issue.

In her response to Hazare's letter to her on the land bill, Gandhi said that Congress will oppose the bill in every forum.

"I agree with you that the ordinance brought by the NDA government and the amended bill in parliament are not at all in the interests of farmers," Gandhi said in her letter sent Tuesday but released to the media on Wednesday.

The Congress president said that representatives of 14 political parties had met President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday to urge him not to let the government go ahead with the "anti-farmer bill".

The bill, which has been passed by Lok Sabha, is yet to be passed by Rajya Sabha, where the government does not command a majority.

"I assure you that our fight will continue on this issue," Gandhi said.

Hazare had sent a three-page letter on land bill to Gandhi March 14.