Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for 'diluting' the Land Acquisition Bill.
Addressing a meeting of Jaswan Pragpur Block Congress Committee in Kangra, Sukhu said the previous Congress-led UPA government had brought Land Acquisition Bill to protect the interests of the farmer and poor people of the country, but the Modi government was diluting the key provisions of this act.
“Congress will not let the central government succeed in its nefarious designs and will oppose anti-farmer and anti-poor Land Acquisition Bill,” said the state Congress chief.
Congress, Sukhu said, had always worked for the interests of poor people and would continue to do so.
Accusing Modi of misleading the people of the country by making false promises during the Lok Sabha elections, Sukhu said the Centre had failed to deliver on all the fronts.
“The promise of 'Achhe Din' (good days) was rather a misleading campaing to gain power,” he said.
Speaking on the local issues, Sukhu claimed that all the development that took place in Jaswan Paragpur was due to efforts and policies of successive Congress government.
He also hit out at Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur, stating that BJP leader had done nothing for the development of the area. Jaswan Pragpur assembly segment falls in Hamirpur Parliamentary constituency.
Sukhu urged the party workers to work in coordination to strengthen the organisation in the hill-state. He assured the party workers to raise their issues with the government.
“I will put forward the issues of the people of the area in front of Congress government and these will be resolved on priority basis,” he added.
BCC Jaswan Paragpur president Pradeep, block observer Vikram Sharma, PCC ex. serviceman department chairman Col Dharmendra Patial and other office bearers of the local unit were present on the occasion.