No compromise on core of land ordinance: Naidu

No compromise on core of land ordinance: Naidu

45New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The government intends to give priority to passage of bills replacing six ordinances in the next week of budget session, Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.

The government is willing to consider constructive suggestions concerning the land acquisition ordinance but will not compromise on its core, he added.

Naidu, however, said that the government will not go back on the ordinance but was willing to consider meaningful suggestions. “There is no going back on the ordinance. If there are constructive suggestions, they will be considered.”

Sources said while bills to replace ordinances were slated to be taken up next week, the government has not spelt out which of the six bills will be taken first. They said if the bills are not passed next week, they will be taken in subsequent weeks.

Of the ordinances, the one on land acquisition is the most contentious as several opposition parties are opposed to it and some allies of Bharatiya Janata Party in the ruling National Democratic Alliance have also expressed their reservations.

Considering the opposition, BJP president Amit Shah has also constituted a committee to take suggestions from farmers.

Naidu said the government will not be compromise on core of the ordinance though “any practical difficulties (in its implementation) will be taken care of”.

The government is also holding talks with various political parties on the issue.

Narendra Modi government has brought six ordinances in last two months. These are the coal mines (special provisions) second ordinance, insurance laws amendment ordinance, Right to fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement (amendment) ordinance, the citizenship (amendment) ordinance, motor vehicles (amendment) ordinance and mines and mineral (development and regulation) ordinance.

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