The government is unlikely to take up the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in the Budget session as it has five more months to pass the ordinance. The Bill is likely to be tabled in Monsoon session.
The party discussed the strategy on the Land Ordinance, a day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's aggressive attack on the government over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha.
In his letter, he claimed that the Bill is pro-farmers and assured that he is ready to discuss it on any forum. According to sources, Gadkari has been given the responsibility by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gaining consensus of the Opposition on the Land Bill.
The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday tabled the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2015. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014,
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.
Social activist Medha Patkar today demanded that the Centre should repeal land acquisition amendment bill and enact a comprehensive legislation on development planning.
Government today said the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill will include the recommendations made by Sonia Gandhi-led NAC, and once passed, the legislation will ensure that there are "no more Singurs" in the country.