LAND ACQUISITION BILL

  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • No amendment of the Land Bill is against the farmer: Nitin Gadkari 5 days ago

    Nitin Gadkari said that not even a single amendment of the land acquisition bill is against the farmers. "I always challenge people who oppose the bill. This is totally in the interest of the rural, agriculture people," said Gadkari. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi, 15 other Congress MPs give Rahul Gandhi's speech on Land Bill in Lok Sabha a miss 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even though the Congress had issued whip to all its 44 Lok Sabha MPs to be present during party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's speech on the Land Acquisition Bill in the House, 16 lawmakers including Congress President Sonia Gandhi were missing during the debate. Apart from Sonia Gandhi, another...
  • NDA'S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav April 19, 2015

    Jammu: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday noted that NDA government's "controversial land acquisition bill" will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament. "This bill (Land acquisition bill) is anti-farmer and we would ensure that the Narendra Modi government faces a defeat on this and...
  • Land Bill classroom: Experts talk about points of debate and controversy April 18, 2015

    Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, experts talk about the points of conflict regarding the issue. ...
  • Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab to attend Congress rally in Delhi April 18, 2015

    Chandigarh: Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will participate in Congress's farmers rally in Delhi on Sunday against the Centre's land acquisition bill. "Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will join the Kisan rally in national capital tomorrow," Punjab Congress Chief Partap Singh Bajwa said in Chandigarh on Saturday. As many as 300 buses...
  • Why #ZameenWapsi could well lead to #CongressWapsi April 18, 2015

    After the 16th of May 2014, the BJP with its massive tally of 282 seats, have been betraying a sense of confidence, sometimes even trespassing the fine line that separates confidence from arrogance. Even the drubbing received in the Delhi elections, hadn't dented their spirit. But lately it seems,...
  • Congress launches website zameenwapsi.com to counter BJP's claims about Land Acquisition Bill April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Congress on Saturday launched a website 'zameenwapsi.com' to counter Bharatiya Janata Party's claims regarding the proposedjxc legislation. The website will have all the information regarding Land Bill 2013 version piloted by the Congress and the 2015 one which the BJP-led NDA...
  • Rajasthan: Given raw deal on land, say farmers April 18, 2015

    While Narendra Modi government is struggling to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, farmers protesting in Rajasthan's Kishangarh called it an anti farmer legislation. ...
  • Parties opposing Land Bill are afraid of Modi's development agenda: Nitin Gadkari April 14, 2015

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari talks to CNN-IBN on the Land Acquisition Bill and its implementation. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi will return from 2-month long sabbatical on April 15: sources April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to return from his two-month long sabbatical on April 15, sources said on Monday. The party has confirmed that Rahul will be leading a Kisan rally against the Land Acquisition Bill on April 19. Seeking to put pressure on the Modi...
  • NDA comfortably placed in Parliament as far as Land Bill is concerned, says Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is very comfortably placed in the Rajya Sabha to get the new Land Acquisition Bill passed. He also said the government is going about it in a constitutional way saying that the law was framed in consultation with the...
  • 30 crore landless people to get jobs once Land Bill is passed: FM Arun Jaitley April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: About 30 crore landless people will get employment in the industrial corridors following amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. "I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless. The Land Acquisition Bill we are bringing,...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • Growth, environment can co-exist; India must lead fight on climate: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to scotch "lies" being floated about the Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that it synergized India's growth imperative with the need for environment protection, while calling for the country to demonstrate leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change. Inaugurating the state...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address Congress's Kisan rally on April 19, says Digvijaya Singh April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to address party's Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Bill on April 19, party senior leader Digvijaya Singh said on Monday. Gandhi has been missing from action during the crucial Parliament session. Rahul's whereabouts during the leave period have not been disclosed by...
  • BJP takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, asks if his vacations over April 2, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP on Thursday took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, wondering if he was really set to return and attend an April 19 rally against the land acquisition legislation. Asked about Gandhi, who is expected to come back from his sabbatical and address a rally against the...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh March 28, 2015

    Jaipur: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading farmers about 13 aspects of the new Land Acquisition Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that they were part of the 2013 law passed by his party and that Modi was taking credit for it. "The Prime Minister took credit...
  • Jairam Ramesh trashes PM's defence of Land Acquisition Bill March 24, 2015

    Patna: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers. "Modi is wrong by claiming that the NDA government has brought the...
  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat March 24, 2015

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • Uttar Pradesh: AAP workers protest against new land bill March 24, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party workers led by Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh on Monday took out a protest march in Ghaziabad against the Narendra Modi government's new land acquisition bill. Addressing the protesters, Vishwas said that Modi's land acquisition bill is directly "targeting" people, particularly farmers, and their party will launch...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Land Bill is close to Congress: Jairam Ramesh March 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Land Acquisition Bill and Budget Session. ...
  • PM Modi reaches out to farmers on Land Bill, says 'will not let you down' March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism from opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his sixth edition of his radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said that the Land Acquisition Bill is for the welfare of the farmers, their children and the villages. "All the rumours which are being spread...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • M Karunanidhi leads protest against land acquisition bill in Chennai March 20, 2015

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and former MP TKS Elangovan led a protest in Chennai against the Centre's land acquisition bill on Friday. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan and senior leader Durai Murugan led the protests outside the Collectorates at Chennai and Vellore...
  • Hazare used as "mascot" by NGOs stalling development projects: BJP March 19, 2015

    Bhopal: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is being used as a "mascot" by NGOs which receive foreign funds and stall developmental projects over the issue of land acquisition, Madhya Pradesh BJP's monthly mouthpiece Charaiveti has said. "Though he is an upright man personally, Anna Hazare is the "mascot" of such NGOs which...
  • Opposition accuses government of bulldozing Land Bill in Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The issue of land acquisition bill on Thursday rocked the Lok Sabha with the Opposition accusing the government of bulldozing it in the Lower House on the strength of "sheer numbers". The issue cropped up during a discussion on the agrarian situation in the country when P Karunakaran (CPI-M)...
  • 'Don't expect land bill to come in 1st half of Budget session' says Congress March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Wednesday said it does not expect land acquisition bill will actually come before Parliament in first half of the Budget session a day after Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition march of 14 parties to President House on the issue. "Let us wait what comes before the Parliament and...