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Land acquisition bill moved in Lok Sabha again

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New Delhi, May 11:

The government on Monday introduced the controversial land acquisition bill in the Lok Sabha amid a huge uproar by the opposition.

PARLIAMENTThe bill, which seeks to replace an ordinance, was passed by the Lok Sabha in the earlier part of the budget session in February but was pending in the Rajya Sabha.

The Rajya Sabha was, however, prorogued in March.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2015, seeks to replace an ordinance re-promulgated in April which had amended certain provisions of the 2013 act passed during the UPA rule.

The key points, which were removed from the earlier law, related to the consent clause and the social impact assessment study.

Almost all opposition parties, including the Congress and Trinamool Congress, opposed the new draft legislation.

(IANS)