When Congress leader Ahmed Patel compared PM Modi to ‘Duryodhana’

New Delhi, April 18: The contentious Land bill passed in the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, but the road ahead has really been tough for the government.

Getting the Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha is becoming a herculean task as the numbers are loaded against the government in the Upper House.

When Congress leader Ahmed Patel compared PM Modi to ‘Duryodhana’.
Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, RJD and BJD walked out of the House while NDA ally Shiv Sena abstained as the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 and it was passed by voice vote in the Lok Sabha.

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Since then, the war of words is going on between the opposition and the BJP.

Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has accused the Prime Minister of being "adamant and arrogant" about passing the land acquisition bill.

Patel said so while recalling an episode from the Mahabharata in which Duryodhana had refused to give five villages to the Pandavas.

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Addressing Congress workers from Haryana here, he sought to project the party's Sunday Kisan rally as a war between the just and the unjust.

"The Prime Minister is adamant and arrogant about passing the (land acquisition) bill" he said.

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Patel recalled that the Mahabharta war had broken out after an adamant Duryodhana refused to give even five villages to the Pandavas despite the intervention of Lord Krishna.

"This rally is to puncture the arrogance of the government," Patel said adding that Congress will have to ensure that NDA's land law does not pass.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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