Jaitley holds talks with farmer's representatives on Land Bill

Battling strident opposition on the land bill, Government Thursday held interaction with farmers' representatives from various states to address their "misgivings" on various issues and take their concerns on board.

No going back on land bill, open to changes: Gehlot

Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday ruled out going back on the land bill but said the government was open to incorporating changes in it.

Land bill is comprehensive: BJP

BJP on Monday termed as "comprehensive one" the land bill brought by the party-led NDA government and said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's understanding on the issue was "faulty".

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Joint Parliament panel seeks public opinion on land bill

 The joint committee of Parliament examining the land bill has sought the opinion of the common man and various stakeholders on the controversial legislation.

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UPA's Land Bill was against rural areas: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the land Act enacted by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was against rural areas whereas the bill introduced by the NDA government had sought to make necessary corrections in the law.

Land acquired by government not for corporates: Amit Shah

 Not an inch of land acquired under the new land acquisition act will be given to corporates, BJP president Amit Shah said on Thursday.

Pamphlet on Land Bill to be distributed in Gujarat

To counter Congress' claims about the Land Acquisition Bill being 'anti-farmer', Gujarat government has decided to distribute pamphlets among masses during public functions, officials said.

Land bill pushing farmers to suicide, says Sachin Pilot

 Accusing the Narendra Modi government of not even attempting to fulfill its promises, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said the land acquisition bill was pushing farmers towards suicide.

No going back on Land Bill, open to changes: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday ruled out going back on the land bill but said the government was open to incorporating more amendments which are in the interest of farmers.

BJP MP SS Ahluwalia to head joint Parliamentary panel to go into Land Bill

Former Union minister and BJP MP SS Ahluwalia was on Monday appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will go into the provisions of the controversial land acquisition bill.

Opposition unnnecessarily raising uproar over Land Bill: Ramdev

Haryana's Brand Ambassador for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that the Opposition was "unnecessarily" raising uproar over the Land Bill.

Congress leadership lacks 'legislative literacy': Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hit back at the Congress for its new-found aggression in Parliament and outside, saying that the party leadership lacks legislative literacy and needs to "directly read" the fine print instead of depending on others.

Govt will re-promulgate Land Acquisition Ordinance for third time: Rural Development Minister Birender Singh

Rural Development Minister Birender Sing said on Thursday that NDA government would re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance for the third time.

CPI holds protests over Land Bill across Tamil Nadu

CPI National Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja, along with other activists, was on Thursday detained when they tried to stage a 'rail roko' (stop the train) here protesting the Land Bill even as the party staged protests across the state in front of Central government establishments.

Left lacks representation in Land Bill panel, complains CPI(M)

CPI(M) members in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained of lack of representation of Left parties in the joint parliamentary committee on the Land Acquisition Bill, alleging that the constitution of the panel smacked of "manoeuvring".

Govt pins hope on passing land Bill in Monsoon session

With the land acquisition Bill referred to a Joint Committee of Parliament, Government hopes to get the legislation enacted by the end of the Monsoon session.

DNA: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, says thieves come in daylight wearing suits

Trying to corner the Narendra Modi government over Land Acquisition Bill, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a vicious attack, saying that 'bigger thieves come in daylight wearing suits'.