Parliament panel to meet on land bill

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New Delhi: The first meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, which will go into provisions of the controversial land acquisition bill, will be held on Friday. Former Union minister and BJP MP SS Ahluwalia will head the Committee.

The 30-member panel would submit its report on the bill, which has already been passed by the Lower House, on the first day of Monsoon Session.

Almost the entire Opposition and some allies of the ruling NDA like Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Pakshya are opposing various provisions of the amendment land bill brought by the government.

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Congress and Left parties have been specially targeting the Modi dispensation over the bill which they termed as “anti-farmer” and “pro-corporate”.