Jamshedpur : Yuva Congress workers protested against the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
The workers raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the bill was draconian and reflective of the British style of administration.
Rakesh Suha, who spearheaded the agitation, said the ordinance passed by the government had kindled a spark among farmers, who have voiced their opposition to it.
He said the method adopted by the Centre was against established democratic norms and hence anti-people He said as farmers become aware of the amendments to the Act, they will come out in open as it was an attempt to benefit private players and the corporate lobby.
With many checks and balances in the original Act being diluted, he said there was no provision for social impact assessment and environment impact assessment, and hence had to be opposed.
The activists later submitted a memorandum addressed to President, Pranab Mukherjee through the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner.
On the occasion, Sanjeev Srivastava, VK, Samnato Dan, Jugslai block president Jyoti Mishra, Surendra Sharma, Sanjay Yadav, Amit Kumar, Manoj Singh, Raja Srivastava, Dilip Jha, Amit Das, Alok Kumar, Rajesh Choudhary, Dilip Jha, Arun Rana, Shyam Pathak, Amit Tripathi, Anil Kumar, Mohammad Afzal , Imtiaz, and Shambu Singh were present.