RSS offshoot questions exemptions

Leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has questioned the exemption granted to industrial corridors from the requirements of the Land Acquisition Act through a recent ordinance.

As per the ordinance, the exempt projects will not have to go through the SIA.

“There is no justification for the government acquiring land for commercial purposes for industrial corridors,” BKS national general secretary Prabhakar Kelkar said here.

He said the BKS planned to hold village- and district-level meetings on the details of the ordinance.

In the consultations with the government before the ordinance was issued, BKS functionaries demanded keeping the minimum requirement of consent of at least 51 per cent of affected families and consider providing jobs to more than one member of such a family in compensation.

“Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met us before the ordinance was announced. He said the ordinance was necessary as otherwise Section 105 of the Act which provides for excluding 13 central laws would no longer apply,” said BKS national secretary Mohini Mohan Mishra.

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