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Ordinance row: No question of going back, let Par decide: Naidu

Ordinance row: No question of going back, let Par decide: Naidu
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu voiced confidence that Government will encounter no problem in pushing the measures and that all "friends, allies and supporting parties" will be on board. "There is no question of going back on any of the ordinances. Whether it is the land ordinance, whether it is coal ordinance, whether it is the mines and mineral ordinance or whether it is e-rickshaw ordinance. All these ordinances will be pursued and then we want the Parliament to debate, discuss and decide," Naidu told reporters outside Parliament.

He said that these will be taken up when the Budget is over and the timing will be decided by the Business Advisory Committee.

Naidu said that the government as it declared on Wednesday, is "open for meaningful suggestions" but stressed "as far as the main purpose of the bill is concerned, Government intends to go ahead with the bill (to replace land ordinance)."

"And I can also tell you one thing. We are in talk with all our friends, allies and supporting parties and we are confident all of them will be on board. There will not be any problems whatsoever.
Certain apprehensions have been created. "Those apprehensions are being addressed to and we have already made it clear that well-meaning suggestions if any, they will be taken under consideration when we take up the bill in Parliament," the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said.

Accusing Congress of practising "double standards" on the issue, he said that a "misinformation campaign" is being carried out on the issue.

Will oppose Land Bill at any cost: Sena

Stepping up its resistance against the land acquisition law, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will fiercely oppose the bill and not commit the sin of "damaging" the interest of farmers at the cost of being in power. The BJP-ally in Maharashtra said the Government cannot budge an inch forward by "insulting" the struggle of farmers assembled at Jantar Mantar in Delhi under activist Anna Hazare's leadership.

BJP panel holds consultations with farmers over land bill

The BJP panel which is seeking suggestions on the proposed land acquisition bill has found that the amendments are unexpectedly being perceived "harmful" by farmers while there were certain issues which needed to be dealt with like dispute redressal, according to its members. "We are meeting people from various farmer unions and agricultural organisations and seeking their views to understand what their objections are to the clauses of the ordinance. We will give consolidated feedback to party president who will further consult with senior leaders and take a call," said former Union Minister Satyapal Malik, who is the convener of the eight-member committee. He was speaking on the second day of three-day consultations. "From the kind of feedbacks we have got so far during the consultation, we have gathered that people are generally not happy with the new amendments," he added.

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