Lucknow: Dismissing Rahul Gandhi`s visit to
Bhatta Parsaul on Tuesday as dramatics, Uttar Pradesh`s ruling BSP
said if he is sensitive to the problems of farmers he should
pressurise the Centre to formulate a pro-farmer land
"The party strongly condemns dramatics being done by the
Congress leader in the name of kisan mahapanchayat in Bhatta
Parsaul," a BSP spokesman said here.
He said that in reality Rahul should visit Congress-ruled
and supported states as "real problems" were being faced by
"If he is actually sensitive to the problems of farmers,
he should force his government at the Centre to formulate a
pro-farmer land acquisition policy like the one announced by
UP government," the spokesman said.
The BSP spokesman said if the Congress-led UPA government
does not table a bill for a uniform national policy on land
acquisition in the monsoon session of parliament, the party
would stall the House.
"BSP will extend full cooperation if Congress and Rahul
take an initiative to formulate a national policy during
monsoon session," he said.
The BSP spokesman alleged that when Congress "failed" to
understand the problem of farmers during 38 years of its rule
in UP but says it would understand the same by the time of
coming state assembly elections.
"This proves that Congress` love for farmers is a part
of its poll strategy," he added.
The spokesman alleged Congress was solely responsible for
the poor state of the people, especially farmers, in the