May 12, 2015
TMC opposes anti-farmer Land Bill in Lok Sabha
Trinamool Congress today strongly opposed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 – Land Bill in common parlance – in Lok Sabha.
Speaking on behalf of the party, the leader of AITC Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay questioned the need for another Bill when one was already existing.
“In 2013, a Bill was passed in Parliament which was supported by both Congress and BJP. Trinamool was the only party to vote against the Land Bill of UPA,” he said.
Making a strong case for 100% consent for acquisition, he maintained that the government must not play the mediator in such cases.
“We should concentrate on barren land and mono-crop land. We are against acquisition of multi-crop land. Our stand is the same as that of 2013,” he added.