SP favours sending Land bill to Select Committee

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New Delhi, Mar 10: Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said the party will send the Land Acquisition Bill to the Select Committee when it will come in the Rajya Sabha.

"There is a parliamentary procedure to send bills to Standing committee. Whether the cabinet will agree with its recommendations or not that is a different matter," Yadav said outside Parliament.

Samajwadi Party

However, the Rajya Sabha MP noted that for the first time no bills were being sent to the Standing Committee.

"Because of the majority of the ruling party in the Lok Sabha, this government is not sending any bill to Standing Committee and it is happening for the first time. But we will have to send the (Land Acquisition) Bill to the Select Committee, when it comes to Rajya Sabha for discussion," SP leader said.

Asked whether government is trying to create fissures in Opposition unity by approaching different parties on the issue, he said, "No political party will go against the interest of the people. We are with people and will remain with the people. There is no question of any other stand on it."

Whether the government is trying to push the Land Bill to benefit some private players, he said government has already delivered the benefit after taking oath. The Land Acquisition Bill will replace an ordinance approved by President Pranab Mukherjee in December last year.

PTI

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