The BJP has said that the draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011, which is now in public domain, is good but cannot be accepted in its existing format.
Sangh Priya Gautam, the former Union minister said, farmer should be given the right to sell 100% of their land. In Greater Noida, the Formula 1 racetrack required only 1000 acres of land but 2500 acres were acquired and allotted to a private builder by the government.
Land should be taken on lease from farmers. The ownership should remain with farmers, said a BJP leader. Another major aspect of the centre’s draft is that the urgency clause can be imposed only at the time of natural calamity or can be imposed in case of national security.