Anna Hazare to flag off ‘padayatra’ against Land Acquisition Ordinance

New Delhi(PTI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Friday arrived at the Gandhi Ashram in Palwal, Haryana, where he will flag off the ‘padayatra’ against the land acquisition ordinance. Anna had yesterday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for removing the provisions which provided taking the farmers’ consent before acquiring their land.

Hazare said almost 70-80 organizations will come to Delhi to join this agitation, and added that this will be an indication to the government that they should withdraw the ordinance. The social activist will stage a protest in the national capital on February 24 against the Land Acquisition Bill and request the government to withdraw the ordinance. The protest would be organized by the farmer unions and as per reports, social activist Medha Patkar, along with 70 other organizations from across the country, will participate in it.