22 March, Chennai
DMK chief M Karunanidhi Sunday said his party would join social activist Anna Hazare in protests against the Land Bill in national interest.
In a letter to Hazare, he said his party’s opposition to the Bill will continue till the end. Karunanidhi described the land bill as draconian.
DMK held state-wide protests against the Bill on Friday.
Replying to a letter of the social activist, who wanted DMK to protest against the Bill and force the Centre to start thinking about farmers, Karunanidhi recalled the rationale articulated by Hazare for opposing the Bill.
He wrote that the six important points that Hazare raised on the Bill require serious attention of all political parties.
The points raised by Hazare are absence of land survey since Independence, need for a law to prevent conveying fertile land for industrial activities, need to retain a clause enjoining farmers’
consent for private and public private partnership projects.