May 31, 2015
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the decision of the Union Cabinet to once again promulgate an ordinance on the land acquisition issue. This BJP government has failed twice in the past to sustain this legislation by getting parliamentary approval.
The re-issuance of this ordinance at a time when a joint parliamentary committee has been constituted to examine the implications of the amendments proposed by the BJP government to the 2013 law approved by parliament is particularly objectionable.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands, in the light of the Prime Minister statement yesterday that the new land acquisition bill is not a “life and death question” for him, that this ordinance be kept in abeyance till the joint parliamentary committee submits its report and parliament takes a considered position on this amended land acquisition Bill.