Rahul promises Tribal Bill in MP, Chhattisgarh, Raj if voted to power

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2018 09:02:32


 

Our Correspondent,

GWALIOR,

CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi said if the party is voted to power in Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan then ‘Tribal Bill’ will be brought in these states to protect tribals’ rights.


He was addressing around 25,000 tribal Satyagrahis and thousands of Congress workers in Ekta Parishad’s Jan Andolan in Morena on Saturday.  Over 25,000 tribals from across 15 states of the country are marching to New Delhi from Gwalior under the leadership of Ekta Parishad founder and Gandhian Rajagopal P V to demand ‘Jal, Jungle and Jameen (water, forest and land).


“BJP governments in these states do not want to implement Tribal Bill. Land Acquisition Act was passed by the Union Government in 2007. After BJP came to power in 2014, it has been continuously trying to end it but we did not allow them in the Parliament,” added Rahul Gandhi.


“If Congress forms Government in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in coming Assembly was supporting industrialists but not tribals, farmers and poor people. He further said that Congress had brought MGNRE GAto develop people of villages and promote panchayats but BJP have been making MGNREGA weak as well as rights of gram panchayats by reducing budget.


Congress National President also claimed that the Central Government was favouring 15 defaulter industrialists instead of tribals, farmers and labourers of the country. He said that these 15 industrialists had defrauded the country in crores, but the Government was not taking any action against them. Rather it is acting against poor farmers who failed to repay loans of Rs 50,000 to 60,000.


State Congress chief Kamal Nath, former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Election Campaign Committee Head Jyotiraditya Scindia also addressed the gathering and flayed the Central and State governments. Rajagopal P V also threw light on the current situation of Jal, Jungle and Jameen of tribals in the country, State Congress Working President Ramniwas Rawat was seated on the dais along with several leaders of Ekta Parishad.