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BJP Guilty of Supporting UPA's Hurriedly Supported Land Law: Modi

Amidst continuing row in Parliament over it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implied that the UPA\'s land acquisition legislation was adopted in a hurry and that the BJP was also guilty of supporting it.

Published: 11th May 2015 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2015 06:54 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Amidst continuing row in Parliament over it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implied that the UPA's land acquisition legislation was adopted in a hurry and that the BJP was also guilty of supporting it.

"You should understand its history. The land acquisition bill is being considered after 120 years. Whether even 120 hours were devoted to consider such an old legislation? It was not. It is not that the only Congress party is responsible for it. We as BJP are also responsible because we had supported it.

"Elections were approaching and the (Parliament) session had  to be completed. That is why the decision was taken in a hurry. Later, every state realised it is a big problem.

"After I had formed the government, almost all Chief Ministers told me only one thing--that the land acquisition bill needs to be corrected. Otherwise, we will be nowhere. I have their letters also," he told Dainik Jagran  in an interview published on Monday.

He was responding to a question on Congress being aggressive on the land bill and that "there appears to be some deficiency", apparently on the government's part.

Modi accused vested interests of creating confusion over the changes in the land bill.

He said there has been difficulty as vested political interests were spreading the myth that the proposed legislation  favoured corporates.

"The fact is that we have not made even a minor change in the provisions of the 2013 law relating to land for corporates.  In amending the law, we are not giving any land to the corporates.  Nor is there any intention to do so" the Prime Minister said.

He added not a single amendment in the proposed bill would help corporates get even an inch of land.  "This (allegation favouring corporates) is a whole lie but it is being propagated," he said.

"The changes in the land law is not an agenda either of the BJP or my government.  Almost all state governments had requested for changes in the legislation," Modi said.

Asked about the difficulty being faced by the government in passing legislations in Rajya Sabha, where BJP is in minority, Modi said that the Upper House should respect the decision supported in the Lok Sabha to further the matters of nation's interest.

As far as functioning of Parliament is concerned,  he said being in power the government's role should be to take everybody along. This is the reason that 40 bills have been passed in Parliament, Modi said.



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