AAP to Gherao Parliament against Land Ordinance

Published: 13th April 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to intensify its nation-wide campaign against land acquisition ordinance by organising protest meetings across State capitals and district headquarters.

Informing this to mediapersons here on Sunday, AAP National Executive member Sanjay Singh said the ordinance allows land to be taken away from farmers and adivasis without any process for obtaining their consent or assessment of its social impact.

Singh, who is on a one-day visit to the State said, “The Central Government and regional parties, which are backing the amendment, have put forth the interest of corporates above those of ordinary citizens.”

He demanded immediate withdrawal of Ordinance and asked the Centre to bring any proposed amendments to the floor of Parliament for a full debate.

More than 50,000 AAP volunteers, including 500 from Odisha, will gherao the Parliament on April 22 to mark their protests against the ordinance.

On Sunday, the party members submitted a memorandum to the Centre through Governor SC Jamir and took out a protest rally in the City.

AAP Odisha convenor Dhanada Kanta Mishra said to draw more members and strengthen the party at the grassroots, a 10-member booth-level committee will be elected in all districts.

AAP Odisha convenor Dhanada Kanta Mishra said, to draw more members and strengthen the party at grassroots, a 10-member booth-level committee will be elected in all districts.

The party’s weekly magazine - ‘Aama Kranti’ was released on the occasion by Singh in presence of Secretary, Odisha unit of AAP, Bharadwaj Mishra and party member Nishikant Mohapatra.

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