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‘Parties should frame land acquisition laws together’

The people of Haryana have given the mandate for five years to the BJP and the analysis will be done for the whole tenure.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | New Delhi |
February 23, 2015 3:25:34 am

A day after AAP leader Yogender Yadav kick-started the ‘Jai Kisaan Abhiyaan’ in Gurgaon to  protest against the state government and its ‘anti-farmer’ Land Acquisition ordinance, the Haryana Public Works and Public Health Engineering Minister Rao Narbir Singh on Sunday said all political parties should come together to frame laws on land acquisition.

While addressing a meeting in Gurgaon, the minister said because of the ordinance brought by the Central Government on Land Acquisition Act, farmers’ interests have been protected since the clauses related to compensation and rehabilitation and resettlement have been left untouched.

“Do not get swayed by the vague and frivolous allegations made by opposition parties. Farmers’ interests will not be hampered by the party,” the minister said while touring his Assembly constituency Badshahpur.

On Saturday, Yadav, with support from farmers from Dhankot, Rewari and Mewat, had handed over a memorandum to Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjit Singh and urged him to oppose the anti-farmer ordinance.

Asked if the AAP leader was trying to find a political base for the party in Haryana by staging demonstrations, Singh said, “Assembly elections in Haryana were held three months back and the next one won’t be held before another four years. Then, the people will vote taking into account the development works done during these five years. The people of Haryana have given the mandate for five years to the BJP and the analysis will be done for the whole tenure.”

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