Amid protest, Land Acquisition Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

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New Delhi: Even as anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with his protest against the Centre's Land Ordinance, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier bill passed in 2013 by the UPA government.

Land Acquisition Bill to be tabled in LS

Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh will introduce the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
The government had promulgated the ordinance making significant changes in the Land Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas -- industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is holding a discussion on it with senior ministers amid indication that the government could revisit some of the provisions in the ordinance promulgated.

Earlier on Monday, launching a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government, Anna Hazare described the ordinance as a "weapon for land grab." He said, "Britishers used to do it. This government is worse than the British." Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister, Hazare further said, "achche din has come for the corporates not the farmers and the common man."

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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