PCC To Challenge New Land Acquisition Act In Supreme Court

TPCC chief alleged that while the UPA government passed Land Acquisition Act, 2013 for the benefit of all farmers in the country, KCR amended the Act in Telangana for narrow consideration.

Hyderabad: The Telangana Pradesh Congress on Monday announced that it will challenge the land acquisition law enacted by the State government in the Supreme Court.

Speaking to media, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Telangana Amendment) Act will not stand legal scrutiny.

He alleged that while the UPA government passed Land Acquisition Act, 2013 for the benefit of all farmers in the country, KCR amended the Act in Telangana for narrow considerations. He said that it is very unfortunate.

Saying that it will not stand legal scrutiny, Uttam Kumar reddy said the Telangana Congress will challenge the new Land Acquisition Act in the Supreme Court.

As the bill received Presidential assent recently, the government last week issued a gazette notification for the Act, which paves the way for its implementation.

While the State government had passed the bill on December 28 last year, the Centre suggested a few changes in the bill. In this context, the State Assembly in a special session on April 30 made the changes suggested by the Centre and passed the bill.

The Act now makes land acquisition easier and faster for the State government to take up irrigation projects and other development programmes.

Uttam Kumar Reddy also criticised State government’s plan to build a new Secretariat at the Parade Grounds. He said that it is not needed.

Attacking BJP chief Amit Shah who is on Telangana tour, Reddy demanded that he must apologise to the people as NDA government failed to fulfil the promises made to the State under the AP Reorganisation Act.

The Congress is going to hold a huge public meeting on June 1 to highlight failures of not only the State government but also the false promises and failures of Centre.

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TRS transformed Assembly into its propaganda forum: Ravula

Hyderabad: Alleging that it was unfortunate that the Land Acquisition Act-2016 bill was being passed in the Assembly though Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali didn’t speak a single word, the Bill was introduced in the Assembly in the name of Mahmood Ali, TTDP senior leader and politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy has said the ruling party has transformed the Assembly into its propaganda forum.

Speaking to the media at NTR Trust Bhavan here on Saturday, Ravula said Year 2016 would remain as a year of fooling the people by the TRS government. He alleged that the TRS government has utterly failed to fulfill its assurances made by it though 31 months have gone after it came to power. He said the State government has completed Pragathi Bhavan in a record time and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has termed the Pragathi Bhavan as a Pride of Telangana. He also opined that the Pragathi Bhavan would stand as a Pride of Telangana only when last beneficiary gets double bed room house. “Till then it will remain as Deprived of Telangana”, he said. The government released the list of hours spoken by the Opposition leaders but not released the time spoken by the Chief Minister, Irrigation Minister and IT Minister. The TRS government was not only suppressing the voice of the Opposition parties but also the Ministers.

Finding fault with the Chief Minister for stating that the government readied Rs.17,660 crore for house constructions, Ravula asked the Chief Minister to tell who had obstructed him from spending the same. He asked the Chief Minister to tell whether the government diverted the money meant for the construction of double rooms to other schemes. He alleged that the State government failed to step forward on according 12 percent reservations to Minorities and tribals. Reminding President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement in Tiruvanandapuram that everyone has to protect the right of differing, Ravula asked KCR, who used to touch the feet of the President whenever he met, to tell as to why he imposed a ban on the right of ‘differing’.

Finding fault with Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, who said that the Land Acquisition Act-2016 was an amendment to Land Acquisition Act-2013, Ravula reminded that KCR said the Land Acquisition Act-2016 was an act as per Article 254. “If so, what is its manifestation and what is its preamble? What is its name?”, he asked. He demanded that the State government introspect on its assurances and stick to them at least in the New Year 2017. -NSS

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Congress accuses CM of speaking lies in Assembly

Hyderabad: Alleging that the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was speaking lies in the Legislative Assembly, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has stated that it has boycotted the House for a day protesting against the unilateral attitude of the Speaker  S Madhusudhana Chary.

Speaking at the Assembly media point here on Thursday, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that there was no truth in the Chief Minister’s statement in the House that the government has given 10 times more compensation to the land losers at Mallannasagar project. The State Government was not updating the market rates of the lands and it was using the House as a place for TRS policy propaganda. Nobody understood whether the Land Acquisition Bill 2016 was an amendment or a new Act of State Government, Uttam said and alleged that it was unfortunate that the Speaker too has no information about it.           

CLP Deputy leader T Jeevan Reddy bemoaned that the Chief Minister and Assembly Secretary Raja Sadaram misled the House on Wednesday.

TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka alleged that the TRS party was killing democracy in the Legislative Assembly. He said that the Congress party was seriously condemning the remarks made against the Land Acquisition Act 2013, on Wednesday in the august House. It was passed in the Parliament and endorsed by none other than the President of India. It was not proper for the Chief Minister to make remarks as he wished against the Land Acquisition Act 2013 made by the Parliament during the UPA government. The government hurriedly passed the Bill in the Assembly by suppressing the opposition parties thinking that the facts may reach the people in case the opposition parties spoke on the Bill. The Speaker was not following the traditions of the House, he alleged. -NSS

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Mallu Ravi condemns KCR’s comments on Land Acquisition Act 2013

Hyderabad: Strongly condemning the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for dubbing the Land Acquisition Act 2013 as a waste one, TPCC vice-president Dr Mallu Ravi alleged that the State Government has brought new Land Acquisition Act only to take away the lands forcibly from the people.

Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan here on Thursday, Ravi said that it was not proper for KCR, who was a member of the then Lok Sabha when the Land Acquisition Act-2013 was prepared, to ridicule the Act. As per 107 and 108 sections of the Land Acquisition Act 2013, the State governments have the right to prepare a new Land Acquisition Act but the Acts should  be better than the 2013 Act,  he  said and alleged that the Telangana Government’s new Act was designed to  acquire the lands forcefully by threatening the land owners.

He alleged that the State Government was not in a position to tell whether it had prepared a new Act or amendments to 2013 Act. The new Act of the State Government would abolish the right of the people on their own land, he alleged. He said that the present TRS Government was preparing the Acts with ignorance, and added that the Congress party was condemning the attitude of the ruling party, which was behaving in a suppressive manner against the voices of opposition parties. -NSS

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CBI Raids Former Haryana CM

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New Delhi: The CBI raided the house of former chief minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday in a case of alleged irregularities in acquisition of land in Gurgaon in which farmers were allegedly cheated to an approximation totalling about Rs 1,500 crores.

In connection with the case, some 20 searches were conducted in Gurgaon, Rohtak, Panchkula and Delhi that included residences of a sitting Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member Chattar Singh, Principal Secretary M.L. Tayal, and a serving IAS S.S. Dhillon.

The case was registered last year in September, when some farmers and landowners of Naurangpur, Manesar and Lakhnoula villages of Gurgaon district, made allegations that private builders had purchased their land at meagre rates citing the threat of acquisition by the government between the periods of August 2004 to August 2007.

The government issued notifications under Land Acquisition Act for acquiring land measuring about 912 acres for setting up an industrial model township in these villages. The complainants allege that some unknown officials in the government had conspired with the private dealers in using that notification as a threat to grab lands from them.

Later, in August 2007, after some 400 acres of land was grabbed from the poor farmers, the director of industries passed an order to release the land from the acquisition process and the land was released in violation of the government policy, in favour of the builders.

The CBI has alleged in its FIR (First Information Report) that land measuring about 400 acres whose market value at the time was Rs.4 crores per acre, totalling about Rs 1,600 crores, was forcefully purchased by private dealers from the innocent farmers for only Rs 100 crores, cheating them of about Rs 1,500 crores.

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Pawan Kalyan attacks Babu on Land Acquisition

HYDERABAD: Film actor and founder President of Jana Sena Party, Pawan Kalyan, seem to be slowly and steadily becoming a thorn in the flesh for AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the matter of building the state’s new capital.

The actor-turned politician, who is popularly known as “power star” among his fans, once again fired salvos against Chandrababu Naidu virtually sounding a warning that his government went ahead to impose Land Acquisition Act, even though farmers refuse to give their lands for the construction of the capital of the state.

Referring to media reports that AP Government has informed the High Court that the Land Acquisition Act would be used against farmers refusing to give their lands for the construction of the State’s Capital, Pawan Kalyan tweeted that he was ready to fight against the  Government  on behalf of the farmers.

This is the second time that Pawan Kalyan had challenged Chandrababu Naidu on the issue of land pooling for the state’s capital. Earlier he visited various villages of Talluru mandal near Guntur district and interacted with the villagers regarding controversy over their refusing to part with their fertile lands under the land pooling.

After his fact finding mission and hearing the version of the villagers, Pawan Kalyan appealed to Chandrababu Naidu to leave those villages where the farmers were reluctant to part with their lands. While hoping that the government procures land only with the consent and will of the farmers, he also cautioned that if the lands were forcibly acquired then he would stand by the farmers to protect their rights and interests.

However, on coming to know about the Government’s explanation in the High Court to enforce the Land Acquisition Act on farmers who refuse to give their lands in the land pooling scheme, Pawan Kalyan tweeted today that he would fight against the government on behalf of the farmers if the lands were procured by imposing the Act.

Pawan Kalyan had extended his whole hearted support and extensively campaigned for the BJP-TDP combine in the 2014 elections on the advice of then Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi, which undoubtedly helped the TDP to come to power in the newly carved state of AP.

Thus, Pawan Kalyan taking either pot shots or firing salvos against Chandrababu Naidu and the TDP Government at every given opportunity in the name of taking up the cause of farmers, seems to be a clear   pointer to his hidden political agenda in the near future. (NSS)

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