LAND BILL

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  • PM Modi 'adamant' about passing land acquisition bill: Ahmed Patel 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "adamant and arrogant" about passing the land acquisition bill, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday recalled an episode from the Mahabharata in which Duryodhana had refused to give five villages to the Pandavas. Addressing Congress...
  • With Rahul Gandhi's return, major changes in Congress certain, says Digvijaya Singh 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After two-month long break, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now all set to take party's charge and organisational changes will be seen soon. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh confirmed that there will be changes in the party. Rahul returned to India on Thursday after his two-month long sabbatical....
  • After Rahul's return, AICC meet today to review preparations for Kisan rally Yesterday

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi returned from his nearly two-month sabbatical, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) will meet on Friday to review preparations for the Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on April 19. Rahul will lead the rally against the Land Bill and...
  • Gujarat government will never acquire land for corporates: Anandiben Patel Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Amidst controversy surrounding the Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday assured farmers that her government would never acquire their land forcibly to give it to corporate houses. While speaking at a public function in Bharuch on Thursday, Patel alleged that some political parties are "misleading" farmers...
  • 'Rejuvenated' Rahul gears up to attack Modi, to lead Kisan rally against Land Bill on April 19 Yesterday

    New Delhi: A 'rejuvenated' Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to take on the Narendra Modi government as he will lead the Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on April 19. Rahul who has returned on Thursday after nearly two-month long sabbatical is believed to have stayed...
  • Watch: Rahul Gandhi's political journey so far 2 days ago

    The wait for Rahul Gandhi continues, though the Congress Vice President is expected to return from his sabbatical on Thursday. He has been on a leave for over 50 days. He is expected to hold an internal party meet upon his return and will also lead a anti Land Bill...
  • Opposition parties sold land to private builders when in power: Nitin Gadkari 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday accused the Opposition parties of playing "obstructionist" politics by resisting the land acquisition Bill and said some of these parties had "sold prime lands" to private builders when they were in power. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, speaking at a Kisan Rally organised in New Delhi by...
  • Nitin Gadkari hits out at Congress for opposing land bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday hit out at the Opposition for "politicising" the land bill issue and questioned the Congress why it did not seek farmers' consent when it doled out coal mines to the "rich". "Opposition is politicising the bill. The country is facing tough times, we...
  • Making rational framework for land acquisition without causing distress to farmers: Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    Hannover: Under attack over Land Ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government was instituting a "rational framework" for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners. "We are instituting a rational framework for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners," he...
  • Congress pulling out all stops for farmers rally 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress is pulling out all the stops for its April 19 farmers rally in New Delhi on land bill, where Rahul Gandhi is set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, with the party launching an aggressive media campaign, besides booking a special...
  • Opposition to Land bill nothing but public posturing: BJP 1 week ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Friday asserted that the Land Acquisition Bill was pro-farmer and pro-growth, and opposition to it was nothing but public posturing to prove publicly that the Centre was anti-farmer. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said it was after a consensus in 2013 that the bill was brought...
  • 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...
  • Government not averse to more amendments to Land Bill: Nitin Gadkari April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hopeful of bringing the opposition on-board to get the much-debated land legislation passed, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the government is not averse to more changes to the Bill. "We are not averse to more amendments to the Land Bill provided they are good and substantial in...
  • Rahul Gandhi set to return, Congress gearing up to ensure good show at farmers' rally on April 19 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, the party is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the farmers' rally called on April 19 to protest against the Land Bill. Seeking to put pressure...
  • Opposition misleading people on issue of tribal,forest land: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate on the controversial land bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused opposition parties of misleading people on the issue of tribal and forest land saying such a campaign will hurt the interests of the country. He said tribal and forest land do not come...
  • Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's return, Digvijaya Singh says timing of his long leave was wrong April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return next week, his mentor and party's General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said the timing of Rahul's long leave was wrong. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should continue to be in active politics even after Rahul replaces her from...
  • BJP defends Land Bill, decides to launch a counter-campaign April 4, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took up the issue of the controversial Land Bill and assured their commitment to the farmers. On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting, the BJP agreed to reach out to farmers in every village and explain to them all aspects of...
  • BJP meet 'high drama sans substance': Congress April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Dubbing BJP's national executive meet in Bengaluru as "high drama sans any substance", Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of being "anti-farmer" even as it shot off 10 questions on pressing issues like the Land bill to the ruling dispensation. "For all...
  • BJP to take opposition head on over land bill April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: With the land bill emerging as a common anti-government plank for the opposition, BJP on Saturday vowed to take on the "disinformation campaign" being run by the Congress and other parties by reaching out to farmers in every village and explaining to them all aspects of the bill. The controversial...
  • BJP defends government on Land Bill, warns of nation-wide campaign to counter Opposition April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took up the issue of the controversial Land Bill and assured their commitment to the farmers. On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting, the BJP agreed to reach out to farmers in every village and explain to them all aspects...
  • Government achieved essential reforms, boosted infrastructure development, says Modi April 4, 2015

    The first day of the Bharatiya Janata Party national executive meeting ended on a high note as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while presenting a report card of his government, stated that it had achieved essential reforms and boosted infrastructure development. He accused the Congress and other opposition parties of misleading...
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  • News 360: Smriti Irani spots camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet in Goa April 3, 2015

    A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. ...
  • PM Modi addresses BJP's National Executive meet; defends Land Bill, backs black money probe April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, the PM asserted that his government...
  • Land records to be reformed to benefit farmers: PM Modi April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facing attack over the new Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the land records would be "reformed" for farmers' benefit and attacked opposition for "spreading lies" that the government is working against the interests of the farming community. Addressing a public...
  • Would continue to fight against land bill: Jairam Ramesh April 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the NDA government is anti-farmer, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said his party would fight against the proposed land bill both within and outside the Parliament. "The reason why these amendments (to land acquisition act) are being pushed is because, the (Narendra)...
  • Instead of targeting BJP, Congress should try to find its leader: Prakash Javadekar's dig at Rahul April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Meeting for the first day of the National Executive, the Bharatiya Janata party trained guns at the Opposition for making desperate attempts to malign their image. Taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that they should rather focus on finding their own...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...