Narendra Modi government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha today

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:58
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NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is set to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The bill seeks approval of the Parliament for changes brought in the law through an ordinance by the government that has irked the opposition.

According to the sources, the government is likely to amend the bill after BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting on Monday evening and discussed the land acquisition bill in detail.

After the meeting, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Ananth Kumar said in his statement, “Had detailed discussion over the issues being raised by farmers on Land Ordinance.”

“Home Minister Rajnath Singh will continue discussion with the farmers and also brief the situations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Ananth added.

The Congress and the other parties like the JDU, the Left and the NCP have already made it clear that they will oppose the land ordinance. The bill is also opposed by activist Anna Hazare who has already launched a protest in Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

While slamming BJP, Anna Hazare on Monday said protesting at the Jantar Mantar, “This ordinance is to be unjust to farmers and benefit industrialists. Law said that if land from a farmer is to be taken for industry, then 70% consent needed.”


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