New Delhi: Against the backdrop of farmers`
stir in Uttar Pradesh against land acquisition, JD(U) leader
Sharad Yadav on Tuesday demanded re-introduction of the Land
Acquisition Bill in Parliament, that aims to resolve issues
arising from government acquiring land for public purposes.
In a meeting with Finance Minister and Leader of the
Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee at Parliament House, Yadav demanded
that the lapsed Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2009, be
re-introduced in Parliament.
The Bill was introduced in the last Parliament session,
but there was not enough time to get it through after a
Standing Committee gave its report.
Farmers have been holding demonstrations for nearly three
weeks near Aligarh demanding compensation at the rate paid to
Noida and Greater Noida farmers for their land acquired by
government for a project. The protests turned violent over the
past three days.
Clashes between protesters and police left four persons,
including a PAC jawan, dead.