Controversial Land Bill sent to Joint Committee


New Delhi: The controversial land acquisition bill has been sent to the Parliament’s joint committee on Monday. The decision was taken in view of continued opposition to the proposed legislation. The decision was taken after a meeting which was held among the cabinet ministers on Monday. According to reports, the decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of senior cabinet ministers today.

The controversial bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid a huge uproar by the Opposition.All major opposition parties, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party staged a walkout in protest over the introduction of the bill. The bill, which seeks to replace an ordinance, was passed by the Lok Sabha in the earlier part of the budget session in February but was pending in the Rajya Sabha.The Rajya Sabha was, however, prorogued in March. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2015, seeks to replace an ordinance re-promulgated in April which had amended certain provisions of the 2013 act passed during the UPA rule.