‘Withdraw law on auctioning farmland'

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Accusing the State Government of enacting legislation to provide for attachment of standing crop and also auctioning of farmland of defaulting farmers, the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha on Wednesday warned the Government of launching a State-wide agitation if the Government did not withdraw such a legislation within 15 days.

KRRS president Kodihalli Chandrashekar told presspersons in Bangalore on Wednesday that that the legislation had been adopted during the recent legislature session by amending Section 10 of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act 1961 and 1962. Terming this as detrimental to the interests of farmers, he took exception to the Opposition Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) not stalling the adopting of the above Bill.

He alleged that adopting of the above legislation had exposed the real stand of the Bharatiya Janata Party Government with respect to farmers.