At a strategy session chaired by senior party leader LK Advani, BJP decided to seek amendments to the Food Bill saying that several concerns had to be addressed before its passage, party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.
    
"In principle, we are in agreement with this (Food) Bill, but we have a lot to say. There is a Chhattisgarh model, then there is the interest of the farmers...we have to put in a lot of suggestions, amendments," he said.
    
Prasad said there were several concerns, including what would happen to the existing PDS system and the financial implications of implementing the new law.
    
The two-hour long meeting was attended by BJP president Rajnath Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley and other senior party leaders.
    
The Telangana issue was also discussed, especially the unrest in Andhra region, Prasad said, adding that the Congress decision would be raised in Parliament. "Congress has mishandled the issue, it has done it for political considerations as the elections are near," he said.

(Agencies)

Latest News from India News Desk