Modi's Land Bill Put on Hold as Congress Seeks Extension

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 13:18 Hrs
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BANGALORE: The possibility of the contentious Land Acquisition Bill getting passed recedes as the parliament committee may not make it in the Monsoon session and seeks for extension, reports IBN Live.



Congress leaders in the parliamentary committee set up to look into the bill, have asked for an extension. Reportedly the members of the panel find it unlikely to close the bill before the monsoon session takes off.



The extension brings disappointment for Modi’s government as the struggle to get the bill passed in the Upper House continues.  The party does not exercise a majority in the Upper House.



The NDA government had been facing attacks over this land bill form the NGOs and farmer organizations like Bhartiya Kisan Union (A), National Alliance for Farmers Movement (NAFM), Shetkari Sangathan and All India Coordination Committee of Farmers.



The bill has also been opposed by the members of Trinamool Congress who have disagreed to certain clauses of the land bill and want the government to withdraw it.



The land acquisition bill has been declared for the third time in the parliament and this time agriculture universities, think tanks and organizations were also included to put across their take on the bill.  



Following the opposition from the other parties, BJP is tempted to hold a joint session to overcome the majority in the Rajya Sabha.



However, PM Modi has stated that it isn’t ‘a matter of life or death ‘ for him and suggestions from all are welcome.



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