Land Bill not bad but needs amendment, says RSS
Even as the Modi government has come under fire from RSS affiliates over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Sangh today said the legislation was not bad but suggested that differences over it be sorted out through dialogue.
Nagpur: Even as the Modi government has come under fire from RSS affiliates over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Sangh today said the legislation was not bad but suggested that differences over it be sorted out through dialogue.
"I don't think the bill is bad after the government made some amendments to it," RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told journalists at a briefing as the three-day brainstorming session of the Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest decision making body of the Sangh, kicked off here.
The land bill is facing stiff resistance from RSS affiliates like Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) and Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), whose representatives are also attending the meet.
"These (BMS and BKS) are independent entities. We have invited them here because they work with the Sangh's inspiration. As independent entities they are free to hold their opinion and express it in the way they feel is fit," he said.
Hosabale said RSS wanted "proper coordination" to be established between the Centre and organisations like BMS and BKS, which have opposed the bill.
"RSS will try and inspire both (government and RSS affiliates). Now the goal should be to hold a dialogue to ensure that the farmers get their due.
"I think the government will take care of the demands voiced by BMS and BKS and ensure the goals of the legislation are realised on the ground," Hosabale said.