Saugata Roy’s intervention in Lok Sabha during the introduction of Land Acquisition Bill | Transcript


Under rule 73/1, I oppose the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Amendment Bill, 2015. This is the most anti-farmer, anti-poor legislation possible. In one stroke they added Part 3(A); in which for five different types of project, they have taken away the social impact assessment requirement and also the public purpose part. Chapter 3 which relates to food security is also done away with.

These bills if brought in will be a death bed for farmers. This will be a great help to corporates who want to grab the lands of the poor farmers. We shall oppose this Bill with all the force. There is an agitation outside in Ramleela Maidan. Throughout the country people are agitating. Even we were protesting outside the parliament today.

Thank you.