To counter the Narendra Modi government’s amended Land Acquisition Bill, the Congress party on Saturday launched a bilingual website named ‘Zameen Wapsi’ (http://zameenwapsi.com) that will provide misinformation on Land Bill.
The website was launched just a day before the party’s mega farmers’ rally here and on a day when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met farmers in his first engagement after being back from nearly two-month-long vacation.
Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “This website will constantly get updated. It will provide information about land acquisition through a single click.”
He further said, “We will reach to the people through this website, we will ensure a grievance redressal mechanism on this website.”
“We will also put the Land Acquisition Acts of different states on this website,” the former Union minister added.
Another Congress leader RS Surjewala said that through the website ‘Zameen Wapsi’, information whether in Hindi or English can be obtained.
Further hitting out at the Modi government, he said, “Some false facts are being spread regarding the Fair Compensation Act 2013 and amendments made by the Modi government in the Land Bill.”
Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who is the convenor of tomorrow’s rally, dared the government for an open debate on the land acquisition issue.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari say that they are ready for a debate. If that was the case why did they bring the ordinance. Gadkari talks of debate in such a way as if he was throwing a challenge. I as well as Jairam Ramesh are ready for such a debate wherever they like,” said Singh.