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Will ensure that no land is acquired without the consent of the farmers: Congress

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Devender Yadav

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Devender Yadav Photo | Emphatic

NEW DELHI: Seeking votes from rural and agricultural areas of the city, the Congress’ Delhi unit on Monday said if voted to power, it will ensure that land acquisition is initiated after taking farmers’ consent.

Addressing a mahapanchayat at Bawana village, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Devender Yadav said special emphasis has been laid on the welfare and protection of farmers and their produce in the Congress Nyay Patra (manifesto) for the Lok Sabha elections.

“The Congress will ensure that the land acquisition took place with the consent of the farmers as enshrined in the Land Acquisition Act passed by the Congress government and which the Modi government tried to circumvent,” Yadav said.

“There is no question of Congress supporting amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Land Act, 2013 as our leader Rahul Gandhi has always raised his voice to protect the interests of farmers to protect, which is clearly expressed. in the Congress manifesto,” he added.

About the other promises, he said: “The five Nyay and 25 guarantees in the Congress manifesto include justice for farmers and improvement of the lives of people in rural areas of Delhi, and these will be implemented when Congress and India Alliance partners come in power at the Centre.” The mahapanchayat was chaired by former party councilor Ishwar Singh and sarpanches from rural areas.