Land Acquisition Bill – Will it prove to be a success?
At the meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, an important decision was made on the land acquisition bill. It was decided that two more days must be extended from August 5 and the new deadline is August 7. The decision was made as the panel could not meet for two days following the Demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and hence the judgement was made.
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, also known as Land Acquisition Bill or Land Bill had many issues related with it.
Most of the opposition parties are against the Land Acquisition bill and they think that the bill will only harm the farmers and will only help in the progress of some rich people who will be benefited by this bill.
On the other hand the government is very enthusiastic about it and is saying it will not only give the right value to the farmers about the land and will also help in the development of the country.
There has been Logjam in the Parliament and no work has been done till now. A motion seeking a fresh extension was moved by committee chairman SS Ahluwalia of BJP in Lok Sabha.
Congress and other opposition parties have been protesting against the government and wanted resignation of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhra Raje in the issue of helping Lalit Modi and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan on the issue of Vyapam Scam. Earlier August 3 was decided as the deadline for the submission of the report, which now extended to August 7.
But some of the opposition members of the panel feel that it will be difficult to complete the task within the deadline of August 7 and they wanted to complete the report by August 9, so that it can be tabled in the Parliament on August 10.
Apart from the Land Bill many other important bills like GST Bill are also pending. BJP has taken a U-turn on land bill agrees that it will bring back UPA’s key provisions. According to The Indian Express, 11 BJP members of the Joint Committee of Parliament on Land Bill on Monday moved amendments seeking to bring back social impact assessment and consent clause.
Land Bill one of the important bills that needs to be discussed in the Parliament and passed, but all this can only happen if the functioning of Parliament begins again.
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