Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he will launch a fresh stir on the Lokpal issue even as he criticised the Narendra Modi government for its "failure" to bring back black money stashed away abroad and said that people will teach it a lesson for the "fraud" done on them.
Alleging that the ordinance promulgated by NDA government amending the Land Acquisition Act is "utterly anti-farmer and anti-poor", the Communist Party of India (Marxist) called for a broad-based and united struggle of all political forces against it here on Monday.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday strongly opposed the Centre's decision to amend the Land Acquisition Act through an ordinance and said his government will not implement it as it is against the interests of farmers.
Slamming the Centre for bringing in amendments to the Land Acquisition Act, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that if voted to power, he would "not allow Narendra Modi" to forcibly acquire the land of the poor.
Haryana government on Wednesday said the land for development will be acquired after obtaining broader consent of state farmers, even as it hailed the changes in the Land Acquisition Act made by the Centre.
The NDA government came under fire on Tuesday from the Opposition and also its ally PMK over the ordinance to make changes in Land Acquisition Act with the move being described as "anti-farmer", "unjust" and "deeply disturbing".
The Centre's recommendation for promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act came under a stinging attack today from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who termed the decision as "black" and "unjust" and said her party would fight against it.
Claiming that India under the Narendra Modi government was going through a phase worse than the emergency period, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that her government will not implement the proposed amendments in the Land Acquisition Act.
Stepping up attack against the government over the ordinance to change Land Acquisition Act, Congress on Tuesday reached out to other political parties asking them to come together to oppose the "anti-farmer" amendments.
The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.
Most of the states on Friday came out openly against the new Land Acquisition Act, complaining that it had hurt the process of acquiring land for infrastructure projects and demanded "drastic changes" in certain provisions of the farmer-friendly law.