According to the 2013 Act, consent of 80 per cent of land owners had to be obtained when land was acquired for private projects and 70 per cent for public-private partnership projects.
Opposition party members demanded that the PM be called before the committee, but this demand was not met favourably by chairman S S Ahluwalia.
The government’s attempts to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition has failed thrice.
Transport Minister Gadkari said Congress leaders have been indulging in “spreading baseless allegations” on the land Bill.
“Congress may be thinking it is stalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but it is actually the country’s progress which the opposition party is stalling through its stand on the land Bill,” Naidu said.
The party has decided to hold the rally in either Panipat or Sonepat.
Corporates along with CII, Ficci and PHD Chambers have made recommendations to improve ease of doing business in India.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the states had been given the flexibility to change the law.
The BJP argued that the “competitive federalism” created by the move would put the onus of development on Congress-ruled states
Leaders attending the opposition rally in Patna hours after the PM made the announcement on his Mann Ki Baat radio programme said people’s voice had finally forced the government to bow down.
Reacting after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that ordinance on the Land Acquisition bill would not be re-promulgated, Congress said “truth has ultimately prevailed “.
Ramesh alleged that the move was an “insult to Parliament” as it was an attempt to bypass it by a government which “slept for seven long months” after coming to power”.
Asked whether the government will allow the ordinance to lapse, Singh said: “That is to be seen. The ball is in the court of the Joint Committee of Parliament.”
Sources said the fresh ordinance was likely to be in sync with the report set to be presented by the parliamentary panel.
A state-centric strategy on land acquisition will permit a more nuanced approach. It will also promote competitive federalism.