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BJP on board, Land bill in house soon?

Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 19, 2013
First Published: 00:48 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:52 IST(19/4/2013)

The government on Thursday managed to bring the principal opposition BJP on board on the land acquisition bill by consenting to a lease provision as proposed by the party.

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The development, just ahead of resumption of the budget session of Parliament on Monday, breaks a deadlock that had stalled the bill’s reintroduction in the winter session and will now facilitate its passage.

The government will bring a provision in the bill under which land can be leased with ownership remaining with  farmers, who will receive regular income.

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