Broad consensus arrived at on some points on Land Bill: Digvijay Singh

By: | Published: August 8, 2015 10:20 PM

Senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh today claimed that a broad consensus has been arrived at on some points on the land bill.

Senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh today claimed that a broad consensus has been arrived at on some points on the land bill.

“Broad consensus has been worked out through back channel negotiations while negotiations are on on some others .. I cannot, however, divulge the details,” Singh who is also a member of the committee working on the land acquisition bill said here.

“Reports in this regard are also coming in the media on land bill”, Singh who was here for a private meeting with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said.

On the GST Bill, Singh said “It was the Congress led UPA that had introduced the GST Bill and the BJP did not allow it to be tabled for over five years and now it is saying that the delay would cause a loss of one and half per cent of economic growth every year… had UPA been allowed to pass the GST Bill, by the BJP , the nation could have achieved much growth in the last few years.”

To a question on the Vyapam scam in his home state, Singh rejected all charges about his involvement .

There was no violation of the prescribed procedure in my regime. Every thing was done as per the norms and after the proper cabinet decision, he said.

Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was running his government on the same pattern on which he ran his government in Gujarat where opposition members were suspended from the House.

“During the UPA regime, Arun Jaitley used to say obstructionism is the democratic right in the parliament and disrupted the functioning of the parliament for 20 to 22 days in one stretch,” Singh said .

Justifying the Congress stand, Singh said that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Union Minister Sushma Swaraj were caught in different controversy and should step down to pave the way for an independent inquiry.

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