Farmers organisations, including BKU, on Wednesday staged a massive protest, demanding that Centre must take assent of 100 per cent farmers before land acquisition and the same should be done only for public purposes.
Even as opposition parties stoutly opposed the Centre's land bill, Uttar Pradesh government has simplified the acquisition process under which land could be sold through a simple agreement between the seller and the buyer.
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and other members of the party will march to Raj Bhawan here on March 15, protesting against the Centre's policies on black money, land acquisition (amendment), unemployment and inflation.
A united Opposition is expected to foment trouble for the BJP-led NDA government as it prepares to table the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday.
Defending the NDA`s ordinance amending the land acquisition law, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the act enacted by the previous United Progressive Alliance government was "defective" and "against India`s security interests".
Ahead of the Budget session, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met senior party colleagues to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Parliament where the government intends to pass a number of bills, including converting certain Ordinances into an Acts.
The Supreme Court Wednesday asked farmers of villages in Noida, Greater Noida and Noida Extension as to how they could seek restoration of their land after they accepted compensation for parting with it.
Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government over the land acquisition ordinance, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused the Centre of working against interest of farmers to benefit industrialists.
The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on the allegation by farmers that compensation has not been paid for land acquired from Malcha village in 1911-12 for the Presidential Estate, Parliament House and government offices.
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.