Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh has criticised social activist Anna Hazare for sharing dais with Congress leader Raj Babbar and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal during his protest against the land bill at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.
"Anna Hazare has not properly gone through the land ordinance and is now playing into wrong hands... and political parties are taking benefits of him," General Singh said at a Holi event yesterday.
The Union Minister of State for External Affairs claimed Hazare's association with political parties has shattered his activist image in the minds of masses.
The minister said that the recommendations for amendmentsin the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 were sent by chief ministers of many states. "The bill is totally pro-farmer and some parties are opposing it merely for reaping political benefits," he said.