GUWAHATI, Feb 23 � The Government of Assam has extended full support to social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against the Land Acquisition Ordinance.
In a statement received here today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the Government of Assam has all along been opposing �anti-people, anti-farmers� policies.�
�Our Government stood against anti-people and anti-farmers� policies. The Land Acquisition Ordinance is anti-people and anti-farmers� and meant to serve only the interests of the rich, affluent and industrialists. We are dead against such a policy and not going to implement it. Our Government expresses its strong opposition to the Ordinance and extends full support to social activist Anna Hazare in his crusade against it,� the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister further said that he had attended the swearing-in ceremony of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to express his solidarity with all like-minded secular and progressive parties in their fight against divisive forces and to strengthen the stance for pro-poor policies.