Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Ahir, who had fought for the cause of farmers against Land Acquisition Act, 1894, claimed here today that Land Bill 2015 would take care of all aspects pertaining to farmers.
The CPI on Friday lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government at the centre, saying that only big corporates have benefited from its nine-month rule and nothing had been done for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden.
Under fire from the Opposition on the Land ordinance, government on Thursday said it is considering a number of representations from stakeholders expressing concerns on the interests of the farmers on the provisions of the law.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday lashed out at the BJP-led Central government for allegedly trying to revert back to the "exploitative" Land Acquisition Act, 1894 enacted by the Britishers, saying it will not be allowed at any cost.
The chorus against the land acquisition law within NDA grew louder on Wednesday with Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP voicing concern over some provisions and demanding more clarity from the government.
Social activist Anna Hazare, who is spearheading agitation against amendments in the Land Acquisition Act, Wednesday rubbished Government's claim that these were more "effective" and "farmer-friendly", saying it was trying to mislead the people.
Hitting out at opposition protests against the Land Acquisition Ordinance , Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the engine of growth needs to restart in the country.
BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday formed an eight-member committee to seek farmers' suggestions on the proposed land acquisition legislation which has been stoutly opposed by several farmers' organisations.
The state wing of Indian Youth Congress will hold a protest against the controversial land acquisition ordinance and gherao Rajasthan Assembly on February 28, demanding withdrawal of any amendment in the existing act brought out by previous UPA government.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a two-day protest against Modi government's controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Monday - the day when Budget Session of the Parliament also commenced.
CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday attacked the NDA government for "amending" Land Acquisition Act and hiking FDI in insurance sector through ordinance route, alleging that it was pro-corporate and anti-people.
Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday criticised Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over his decision not to implement the recently amended central Land Acquisition Act and termed it as a "political" move.
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.