NDA govt murdered UPA’s Land Act: Rahul


New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the NDA government of “killing” the land bill passed by the previous UPA government. He said that the government has removed the essential clauses on consent and social impact in its new bill.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha on the land bill brought by the Narendra Modi government, Rahul Gandhi took repeated digs at the government, terming it “suit boot ki sarkar” and pro-corporate. “We took two years to bring land bill. NDA government killed it within a few days,” he said.

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He termed consent clause of the 2013 land act brought by the United Progressive Alliance government as the “most important” part of the legislation.
“(The government) says that if they snatch land, they will do so without asking (the farmer),” Gandhi said. He said the government has used the axe second time after the “corpse (of bill)” fell.

Gandhi said the government was of the view that there should be no social impact assessment (SIA).