A united Opposition takes on the Modi govt over Land Bill
A protest march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan was led by Sonia Gandhi
Mar 18, 2015
Source : Business Standard

 

New Delhi: In a spectacular show of unity against the land Bill, members of (MPs) from Opposition parties, led by President Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday took out a march to from Parliament. Submitting a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee, Opposition leaders vowed to spread the fight against the “anti-farmer legislation” to every village in the country.



Gandhi said, “We oppose the Modi government on the and are determined to defeat its designs... We request the President to intervene and ask the Modi government not to go ahead with land Bill in the Rajya Sabha.”



While the government had managed to give the Bill a smooth passage in the Lok Sabha, where it is in a majority, the Upper House has upset its plans. Since Opposition parties had already made public their decision to march to the President’s house, trouble started brewing after Rajya Sabha MPs displayed letters from Delhi Police stating Section 144 of the CrPC had been imposed which directed them not to go ahead with the march. Sensing the belligerence in the Opposition ranks, the government came down a few notches and assured angry Rajya Sabha MPs that the prohibitory orders had been removed; they were free to march down Raisina Hill.



Over 100 MPs from Congress, SP, Trinamool Congress, Left parties, Nationalist Congress Party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Janata Dal (United) walked half-a-kilometre from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan; All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Biju Janata Dal and the Bahujan Samaj Party MPs stayed away.

 

After submitting a memorandum to President Mukherjee addressed the media, reiterating their (Opposition) intent to oppose the land bill. "We urge the government not to go ahead with the bill and the amendments in the Rajya Sabha," she said. In a frontal attack on the government she said, "All secular, democratic and forward-looking forces are determined to defeat the Modi government's designs to promote divisions and disharmony."

 

Senior leader of JD(U) Sharad Yadav warned the NDA-led government, "We got 69 per cent of the vote in the 2014 poll and the Modi sarkar got only 31 per cent." Promising to spread the protests nationwide, Yadav described the bill as a "Land snatching ordinance and reiterated "they would oppose it both within and outside Parliament".

 

The Congress has demanded that the government bring back its 2013 legislation and is no mood to allow any amendments. The party had already been protesting countrywide against the bill, with its party MPs and Youth Congress workers protesting at Jantar Mantar yesterday. The party sees in the land bill an opportunity to resurrect itself. It was party Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had led started the fight for the UPA's land bill from Bhatta Parsaul.

 

Now managing to get all principle Opposition parties on board, the Congress is determined not to give up the fight; deepening the fault lines between the government and the Opposition.

 

The government was intent to get the bill cleared as the Ordinance lapses on April 5 but the belligerence of the Opposition has wrecked its plans. It could now go in for re-promulgating the Ordinance.

 

Latest Realty News

Telangana-bullish-on-realty-sector
Mar 18, 2015
Hyderabad: The Telangana State government is confident of the realty sector picking up in Hyderabad in the 2015-16 fiscal year
IGBC,-CREDAI-ink-MoU-to-promote-green-buildings
Mar 17, 2015
Hyderabad: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has signed an MOU with CREDAI to increase the green building footprint in India
3,000-allottees-return-DDA-flats
Mar 17, 2015
NEW DELHI: Around 3,000 people have decided to return the DDA flats allotted to them in the 2014 draw
Mumbai-sees-yet-another-year-of-tepid-real-estate-leasing-activity
Mar 17, 2015
Mumbai: Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, saw yet another year of tepid real estate leasing activity in 2014
Realty-boom-in-Bhogapuram
Mar 17, 2015
Visakhapatnam: Bhogapuram, where the state government has planned a Greenfield airport and also an aviation city has turned out to be Vizag’s Shamshabad
Cong-MLA-faces-land-grab-heat
Mar 17, 2015
BHUBANESWAR: BJD members sought an inquiry into alleged land grabbing by Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das (Congress) in Sambalpur
Builder-held-for-50cr-fraud
Mar 17, 2015
BHUBANESWAR: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch arrested managing director of Sarala Realcon Gayadhar Jena
AG-suggests-special-land-allotment-policy-by-Idco
Mar 17, 2015
Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), upset with arbitrary land allotment policy of state-run Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco)
In-Latest-Attempt-to-Lure-Home-Buyers,-Builder-Offers-'Swine-Flu-Free-Homes'
Mar 17, 2015
New Delhi: Home sales in India have been under pressure for the last many quarters forcing real estate developers to come up with innovative measures to sell apartments
DLF-takes-to-discounts-to-woo-buyers
Mar 17, 2015
New Delhi: In the latest sign of the crisis facing real estate companies, Gurgaon-based DLF has launched a mega discount sale of its properties

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's