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Rahul vows to oppose land bill inside and outside Parliament

Rahul vows to oppose land bill inside and outside Parliament
"This government is in a hurry to pass this bill... It will not happen so easily. If we are not able to stop it here (in Parliament), we will hit the streets against it outside," the Congress Vice President said in Lok Sabha during a debate on the land bill.

He drew a parallel between a daylight robbery and the proposed law, saying an economist had told him that thieves wearing suits now strike during daylight.

Rahul's repeated jibes at the Modi government invited running protests from the treasury benches.

Hitting out at the bill, he termed it as an attempt by the government to acquire land, whose price has been rising, for industrialist "friends" and crony capitalists.

"This government wants to give land to crony capitalists and its industrialist friends because it's a 'suit-boot ki sarkar'," he said. 

Earlier, while beginning his speech, Rahul took jibes at the treasury benches saying "I am thankful to BJP members for having come (to the House) in such large numbers to listen to my speech. I had thought I will be speaking to empty benches."

He also said that many members from the treasury benches were "busy shopping or having lunch."

Taking a dig at Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was in Congress before joining BJP, the Congress Vice President said he used to agree with him on this issue.
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