New Delhi, May 30: Congress on Saturday dubbed as a "travesty of justice" and an "affront to Parliament" the Union Cabinet's decision recommending re-promulgation of the Land ordinance for the third time.
"It is an affront to Parliament which refused to put its stamp of approval. Duplicity of Prime Minister stands exposed as he had only yesterday said that his government is open to reviewing the anti-farmer land ordinance", party's communication department in-charge Randeep Surjewala said.
Congress, he said, condemns this "sinister design" of Modi government to "surreptitiously push through" the Land ordinance after agreeing to get it re-examined through a Joint Committee of Parliament.
He demanded that the government desist from the move and "apologise to the nation for its subversive designs".
The Congress reaction came after the Union Cabinet recommended re-promulgation of the Ordinance.