Anna Hazare opposes entry of foreign companies in India
"A brake should be put on entry of all foreign companies including POSCO in the country as they come and exploit ourresources and loot farmers' land for their gain," the Gandhian told a farmers' rally here.
Hazare alleged that the central and state governments were deciding sites for establishment of industries without consulting the affected people.
"Farming and non-farming lands are being snatched forcibly and handed over to companies against the wishes of the peasants," he said.
"When land losers and uprooted farmers raise a voice of protest, their agitations are suppressed by lathis and bullets," said the votary of a strong Jan Lokpal.
Maintaining that village committees and not the government should decide on acquisition of land for industries, he said the government must remember that people are the sole owner of the land.
Asking people, particularly farmers, to get united to fight against attempts at forcible acquisition of their land, Hazare said a sustained movement was required to ensure a corruption-free society.
Unveiling a road map to strengthen his movement to have a strong Jan Lokpal, the Gandhan said he would embark upon a country-wide tour from January 13 to unite people and peasants to fight corruption.
"If farmers get united, the government will be forced to bring a strong Jan Lokpal Bill. If it is implemented, it will reduce
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