Both the government and the BJP are leaving no stone unturned to bust 'myths' about the Bill, including the charge that it is anti-farmer.
Coal Mining (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 will be the first proposed legislation that the government plans to introduce in the Lok Sabha after the Parliament break for Holi festivities.
Land Acquisition Bill: Narendra Modi government in talks with regional players like SP, AIADMK, BJD & others
“We do not see Congress and the Left parties agreeing to the new Land Bill. They will have to be defeated in the Rajya Sabha,” a Union minister said.
A meeting of BJP brass was held at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were not present.
“This made us even more suspicious that something is wrong and papers and data are being shared with the corporate sector,” the minister said.
Relations between the two parties had deteriorated after BJP’s stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
The NDA government has got broad indications from the opposition parties that it would not be a smooth sailing for it in the budget session.
Setback in Delhi has made BJP realise that it can’t win only on Narendra Modi wave. It is back to the brass tacks for us.
Confirming the development, a BJP leader involved in the negotiations said in New Delhi, “we are giving final touches to the common minimum programme.
Making matters worse for BJP are sections with the party and the Sangh Parivar who espouse the Hindutva agenda or have been generally opposed to the top-down approach of Modi.
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