BJP doing 'somersaults' on key legislations: Kamal Nath

Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday accused BJP of doing "somersaults" on important legislations like Land Aquisition and Insurance Bills and said it had changed its stance on these issues in just nine months of being in power.

PTI| Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday accused BJP of doing "somersaults" on important legislations like Land Aquisition and Insurance Bills and said it had changed its stance on these issues in just nine months of being in power.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament House, Nath also said that the decision of Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-week "leave" and has given the session a miss, to introspect on issues would be beneficial for the Congress.

On the Land Aquisition Bill, Nath said that Congress is strongly opposed to the changes proposed by the government and suggested it withdraw the Land Aquisition ordinance.

"When this Bill was passed (during UPA tenure) and became law, the BJP supported the Land Aquisition Bill. In nine months they are somersaulting. Just like the Insurance Bill, they had opposed, and now they support it. The Land Aquisition Bill, they had supported, now they oppose it," Nath said.

When asked about claims that certain Congress Chief Ministers had expressed reservations about certain provisions in the Land Aquisition law passed by UPA, Nath said it was not correct.

"That's absolutely incorrect. I have talked to Chief Ministers myself. They had certain suggestions. But they were not opposed to it," he said.

Asked about Rahul Gandhi's decision to stay away from Parliament to introspect, Nath said that the party would take up issues like the Land Aquisition legislation while the party Vice President's reflection and thinking would benefit the Congress.

"The party is there. The party will be taking it up. Rahul Gandhi's introspection, reflection and thinking is for the benefit of the party..... If he is relecting on the future steps for the party, it is good, because then in the end it will be good for the party," he said.