Land ordinance re-promulgated

New Delhi, (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave his assent to re-promulgation of the land ordinance, which was to expire next month.

Rashtrapati Bhavan officials told IANS that the president signed the ordinance before leaving on an official visit to Sweden and Belarus.

The recommendation for re-promulgation of the ordinance was sent to the president after the union cabinet cleared it on Saturday.

The move was strongly criticised by opposition parties, mainly the Congress.

The land bill is currently with a Joint Committee of parliament for detailed discussion on the provisions of the controversial legislation.

The ordinance was first promulgated in December last year to amend the act passed by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2013.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the decision.

“Modi-ji in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at any cost. A 3rd attempt at pushing the anti farmer Land Ordinance!”

“Congress Party will continue to fight for the rights of the kisan and mazdoor against this #suitbootkisarkar,” he said in a series of tweets.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here