The joint committee of the two Houses of Parliament formed to look into the land acquisition bill held its first meeting on Friday and directed all states to submit written viewpoints of their respective governments on the proposed legislation.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, further fuelling speculation on a possible tie-up with BJP.
Parliamentary Affairs minister Naidu dismissed criticism against Narendra the Modi government on promulgating too many ordinances.
Shah said the legislation in its current form balances the farmers' rights and development. He rejected allegations of bias towards companies.
The first achievement was to restore people’s faith in the government. I believe that the damage control exercise that should be done has been done.
Caste data in a particular constituency can help the BJP decide which candidate should be fielded in states like Bihar where the electorate is known for voting on caste lines.
The ordinance on land acquisition will be re-promulgated for the second time soon after the budget session ends on May 13, a Union minister said.
“It is up to the PM to decide whether he wants Gadkari’s continuation in Cabinet or refer GST Bill to select panel,” said a Congress leader.
Union minister Venkaiah Naidu later claimed that Singh's resentment was against the UP government for not properly utilising funds.
Congress deputy leader Anand Sharma had given a notice for suspension of business and discussion over the PM’s remarks.
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