Patna: Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday implored the Opposition to ensure passage of the Land Acquisition Bill in national interest.
"I implore upon opposition parties to help in the passage of the Land Acquisition Bill in national interest as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already clarified to objects raised by different parties," he told reporters.
Having its valuable suggestions incorporated and objections addressed in the draft of the Land Acquisition Bill with regard to concerns of farmers, it was high time the opposition parties rallied around the government and get the bill passed during the Budget Session, Paswan, whose party LJP is part of the NDA government at the Centre, said.
Stating that his party backed the Bill to the hilt, the Union Minister said it has addressed farmers' concern to clear decks for acquisition of land for industrial development.
He said it was high time that the proposed legislation comes into being so that infrastructure development got a push.