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What all was said during and after Sonia gandhi led protest march

New Delhi: In a rare show of solidarity, more than 100 opposition MPs and political leaders led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi today marched from Parliament house to Rashtraparti Bhawan to seek intervention from president

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 17, 2015 23:24 IST ]
what all was said during and after sonia gandhi led protest
what all was said during and after sonia gandhi led protest march

New Delhi: In a rare show of solidarity, more than 100 opposition MPs and political leaders led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi today marched from Parliament house to Rashtraparti Bhawan to seek intervention from president Pranab Mukherjee  in the controversial  land acquisition bill .

Here are 10 highlights of the protest march what promiment opposition leadeders said.

1) Sonia Gandhi speaks during protest march

All secular democratic forces are determined to defeat the Modi govt's "design to promote divisions and social disharmony.Fourteen political parties have come together here to protect the interest of the farmers and ask the Modi government not to go ahead with amendments in Rajya Sabha,"

2) Sharad yadav comments on the land bill

This is going to be 'aar-paar' (do or die) battle; We have sounded the bugle for the war: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav. People have come here united, will take this fight to every farmer in every corner of India. Modi govt has 31% of popular vote, all of us represent 69% of people. We were divided, but we're now together.

3) D Raja, CPI leader

President's intervention is necessary as it is a draconian bill which is anti-farmers: D Raja, CPI

4) Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress MP
     This bill is anti-farmer, anti-nation: Clauses which we (Congress) have inserted for the farmers' benefit have been trashed.
5) Derek O'Brien,TMC leader
    All parties are together today, this is a historic march, hope Modi govt is watching this march:

6) Deependra singh Hooda Congress leader from Haryana
Farmers consent and social impact clauses are the most important for us.

7) Kanimozhi, DMK Mp
We are united on this. It is an anti-farmer bill. People opposing the bill are a majority.

8) Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh also joins opposition's protest march against land ordinance.

9) Arun Jaitley comments on the opposition parties' protest march.
Congress has adopted obstructionism both as a strategy and now almost as an ideology. If Congress has serious objection, the ordinance gives discretion to state govts to continue under the old law.

10) MPs allowed to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

 

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