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Won’t renew land acquisition ordinance: Modi

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his radio address Mann ki Baat, said on Sunday that his government will not renew the land acquisition ordinance that lapses on Monday.

Pm-Modi (1)“I have decided. The ordinance lapses tomorrow, and we will not renew it,” Modi said.

He said a statutory order was being brought to include 13 central acts to extend benefits to those farmers whose land is acquired.

“The government has a clear heart. For the benefit of farmers, the government will do anything.”

The 13 central acts includes those related to national highways and railways.

With inputs from IANS

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)