LAND BILLS

  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill Yesterday

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality. "Proposition of a post-facto...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • MP: Congress leaders hold overnight dharna inside state Assembly against Land Bill 3 days ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Tuesday held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly in Bhopal to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior leader Digvijaya Singh. The party has accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of ignoring the welfare of local farmers. Digvijaya Singh...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 4 days ago

    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...
  • Sonia Gandhi's support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare 5 days ago

    Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has termed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's pledge of support to his agitation against the new Land Acquisition Bill as politically motivated. At a programme organised by Hind Samachar group, for distributing aid to martyrs' family on Sunday, Anna said, "Sonia Gandhi's only intention in opposing the...
  • Let there be a national debate on land bill: Venkaiah Naidu 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. "The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level...
  • PM Modi invokes farmers' children to pitch for Land Bill 5 days ago

    Hussainiwala (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked the welfare of farmers' children to justify the Land Bill as he maintained that efforts are being made to "mislead" the farming community over the new measure. Pitching for the proposed new legislation that is facing stiff resistance from almost all opposition...
  • PM Modi faces opposition from farmers to land reforms 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Sunday to stave off farmer protests against his efforts to make it easier for businesses to buy land, after opposition to the bill overshadowed a burst of progress on economic reform. Tussles over land acquisition have locked up hundreds of billions of dollars...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi 6 days ago

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Opposition targets Centre over Land Bill, PM Modi to reach out to farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As opposition parties target the government over Land Bill and the plight of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to reach out to the farmers in the sixth edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme which will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday. The address assume significance...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • AAP to protest against Land Bill in Uttar Pradesh March 20, 2015

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party will launch statewide protests in Uttar Pradesh against Land Acquisition Bill next week on the occasion of the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. "AAP will hold protests in all district headquarters of UP on March 23 against the Land Acquisition Bill," the party's national spokesperson Sanjay...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • Gadkari defends Land Bill; writes to Sonia, Anna, others opposing it March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another effort by the government to push the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and social activist Anna Hazare defending the Bill. In his letter, he claimed that the Bill is...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • PM Modi's Varanasi Lok Sabha poll rival among marchers on Raisina Hill March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A man who bagged 312 votes in Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday grabbed eyeballs during the march led by opposition parties up Raisina Hill in protest against the government's Land Bill. Wearing a banner inscribed with messages against the contentious...
  • Sonia Gandhi led protest march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the protest march against the Land Bill from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Fourteen parties unitedly undertook the march terming the Bill anti-farmer. She said, "Secular forces in Parliament are determined to defeat PM's communal agenda. I request the President to intervene to protect the rights...
  • 25 BJP MPs suffer embarrassment over absence during voting on crucial Bills in Lok Sabha March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: About 25 BJP MPs including Union Minister Babul Suprio and Shatrughan Sinha, Varun Gandhi and Poonam Mahajan on Tuesday suffered the embarrassment of being named and asked to stand at a Parliamentary Party meeting for their absence during voting in the Lok Sabha on crucial bills last week. Party...
  • United Opposition marches against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill to Rashtrapati Bhavan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed on the streets of the national capital as Opposition parties unitedly undertook a protest march against the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on Tuesday. MPs from 14 opposition parties marched from Parliament to Rashtraparti Bhavan. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPI-M, CPI...
  • Oppose Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Anna Hazare to opposition parties March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday appealed to the opposition parties to resist the government's attempts to pass the Land Bill in Rajya sabha when introduced in the Upper House. "Anna (Hazare) has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is...
  • Sonia, Manmohan, leaders of 10 parties to march against Land Bill on Tuesday March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving a message of larger opposition unity, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will march with leaders of at least 10 parties from Parliament House to President House on Tuesday and submit a memorandum against the new Land Bill. The march is being coordinated by...
  • Government intends another discussion with Opposition on Land Bill March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government intends to have another round of discussion with Opposition on the Land Bill before moving it in Rajya Sabha as parties including Congress, the Left and some others have escalated the protest against the measure. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement...
  • After Rahul, government could spy on officials, parties, media: Congress March 16, 2015

    Ranchi: Congress on Monday demanded a probe into the alleged snooping on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as it claimed that the next targets could be persons from the bureaucracy, political parties and media. "We demand a judicial commission or a Parliamentary committee to probe the surveillance on Rahul Gandhi as...
  • Protest over land bill turns violent, Congress workers clash with police March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Violent clashes erupted between Congress workers and police outside Parliament police station when the latter were protesting against the Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in Parliament. After the Modi government took...
  • Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill March 14, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)'s state-wide agitation against the Centre's land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U)...
  • Land Bill clears Lok Sabha, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The contentious Land bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government. Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party,...
  • Hope that we manage to pass the Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Birendra Singh March 11, 2015

    "I hope that we manage to pass the Land Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Opposition had no option other than walking out," said Rural Development Minister Birendra Singh after the Land Bill was passed by the lower house. ...
  • Let opposition do what they want, we have passed the Land bill: Rajnath Singh March 10, 2015

    After facing hurdle for almost a week in Parliament, the contentious Land bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are...
  • Opposition trying to derail development process, says MA Naqvi March 10, 2015

    Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the opposition has no argument on the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill. Naqvi said, "They are trying to derail development process. The Opposition will pay a price for trying to derail development." ...
  • What is Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance 2014 March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it even as the government again offered to make changes in the legislation in the "larger interest" of the farming community. In...