MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WRITE TO THE PM, AGAINST THE BRAI BILL
Capt. Jainarain Nishad, former Union Minister for Environment has written to the Prime Minister, expressing concern over the Government of India pushing forward the BRAI Bill.
Prof Anil Kumar Sahani, a Rajya Sabha MP, has also written to the PM, pointing out that the BRAI Bill appears to be too centralised and therefore, contradictory to the principle of increasing decentralisation of governance. He requests the PM to take appropriate feedback from the states and also to generate due public opinion through debates before the Bill is introduced in the Parliament.
Earlier, there were opinion pieces by Ms Maneka Gandhi, BJP MP and Dr Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, RJD MP on BRAI Bill, raising various concerns with the Bill that was sought to be introduced on August 17th 2011.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh’s Minister for Farmers’ Welfare & Agricultural Development, Dr Ramakrishna Kusmariya, in a media statement, said that his government would oppose the BRAI Bill if the state’s authority over agriculture is violated through the Bill.