Land Acquisition Amendment Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 24: No doubt the budget session will be stormy, but the Modi government is putting its step with caution. On Tuesday, the government introduced the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, but it triggered protests and criticism.

The bill was tabled by the Rural Development Minister Birender Singh in Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected the adjournment motion over the land acquisition bill moved by Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia. Later, the Opposition walked out of the Lower House. It may be debated tomorrow.

The ruckus scene was witnessed in the Upper House when the bill was presented in Lok Sabha. The Congress termed it anti-farmer bill, stating that the party will ask the government to withdraw it.

Congress MP Anand Sharma raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding debate. He hit out at the government for choosing ordinance route to bring the bill. He said that the bill was brought earlier during UPA government after much deliberations and consultations with all the parties including the BJP. 

Replying to the House, finance minister Arun Jaitely said that over 70 ordinances were brought under Congress regime. He said that the issue over the land bill can be discussed only when it is presented in the Upper House otherwise it will be violation of the law.

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