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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with social activist Anna Hazare during a demonstration against the land ordinance passed by the NDA government at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Feb 23, 2015. Also seen MDMK general secretary Vaiko. (Photo: Sunil Najumdar/IANS)

Kejriwal Joins Anna Hazare, Says Won’t Allow Land Acquisition in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said he will not allow the central government to forcibly take land away from anyone in the national capital under the amended land acquisition law.

New Delhi: Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare participate in a protest against the land ordinance passed by the NDA government at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Feb 23, 2015. (Photo: Sunil Najumdar/IANS)

Addressing a crowd of protestors led by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has launched a two-day agitation against the bill tabled in parliament by the NDA government, Kejriwal said: “We will use all our force to ensure that land is not taken away forcibly from anyone in Delhi.”

Kejriwal clarified that land is a subject that comes under the purview of the central government but his government would still make all the necessary efforts to protect the poor.

The government Tuesday introduced the land acquisition amendment bill in the Lok Sabha amid uproar by the opposition.

Hazare, who led an anti-corruption movement against the previous UPA government, Monday launched an agitation against the measure at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, terming it as “undemocratic” and demanding its withdrawal.(IANS)

 

 

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