‘Government’s role is of a facilitator and not a bulldozer’

Digvijaya Singh, General Secretary, Congress on land acquisition. “The Congress is not against land acquisition for public purpose in which farmers’ consent is taken and they are adequately compensated. Most of the acquired land in Noida is not for public purpose but for private developers. Plots have been allotted arbitrarily. As for Jaitapur, the agitation is against the nuclear power plant rather than land acquisition,” he says.

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