JAMMU, Jan 17: President of Pradesh Congress Committee G A Mir today said that the party would seek implementation of land acquisition law of the UPA Government to secure the interests of farmers in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Interests of farmers and youth will be on top priority and it will seek to implement the pro-farmers land acquisition legislation framed by the UPA Government providing four times compensation of the land acquired,” he said while addressing a public meeting at village Bhagatpur in Raipur Domana area, here today.
The PCC chief recalled that then UPA Government at Centre had brought a law in the interest of farmers which provided for four times compensation of the market value of the land acquired for any project.
He was responding to the demands of the farmers whose land is being acquired for Ring Road Project but not been provided adequate compensation.
Describing policies of Modi Govt as anti-farmers and anti-poor, Mir said that the NDA regime did not bother about the hardships of the farming community, poor and labour class and only protected the interests of capitalists and rich sections of the society. “Congress party has always implemented policies and programmes for the welfare of common people especially poor and weaker sections of the society and it is evidence from the fact that more than seventy thousand crores were waved off during UPA Government besides immediate implementation of the loan waver promise for the Madhya Pradesh recently,” he said and added that MGNREGA scheme launched by UPA for the poor and the poorest is a unique scheme in the world.
Mir said, if voted to power the interests of youth and farmers would be on top priority and it will make pro-farmers and youth friendly policies to protect their rights and create large scale job opportunity. “Congress will ensure justice to all sections of society in the state,” he said.
The meeting was organized by Th Manmohan Singh- general secretary PCC and attended by PCC vice presidents Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla (former Ministers), Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Co-Treasurer Rajnish Sharma, DCC president Hari Singh Chib and others.