Suggestions on land Bill welcome: Modi

Targeting Sonia, PM says UPA rule was led by ‘extra-constitutional authority’

Updated - April 03, 2016 02:30 am IST

Published - May 28, 2015 01:23 am IST - New Delhi:

Amendments to the land acquisition Bill in the interests of farmers, poor, villages and the nation will be accepted, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

Referring to the land Bill on which he had been charged by the Opposition with favouring corporates, he said the subject of land was not with the Central government. All rights relating to land were with the States.

In a wide-ranging interview to PTI, Mr. Modi also hit back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her sharp attacks, and said she had been an “unconstitutional” authority exercising “real” power over the Prime Minister’s Office during UPA rule whereas power was now wielded only by constitutional means.

Dismissing criticism of his frequent foreign trips, he said “all recent surveys show that the highest approval rating is for our foreign policy.”

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