Telangana legislature’s one-day session on Sunday

 Hyderabad, April 27: One-day special session of both the Houses of Telangana state legislature will be held on Sunday to make suitable amendment to Land Acquisition Bill sent back by the union law ministry.

 Legislature secretary S. Raja Sadaram on Thursday announced that the state assembly will meet from 11 a.m. while the legislative council will have its sitting from 3 p.m. the same day

 Two days ago, the union law ministry sent back to the state government the bill for making “suitable amendments” to it.

Two months back, the state government, as directed by the Centre, amended the Central Government’s Land Acquisition Act, 2013, for implementing the same in Telangana. Later, it sent the Bill for President’s assent as was done by several other states.

The Union home ministry approved the Land Acquisition Bill and sent it to the Union law ministry for its clearance. On Monday, when chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was in Delhi, he met Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking approval for the Bill and sending the same to the President for his assent.

The CM said the oustees will get major benefit in short time under the new Act and the construction of projects will gain pace.

After the meeting, CMO had issued a statement that the union law minister immediately gave his ministry’s approval.

However, day later it turned out that the law ministry wanted more clarifications and sent the bill back.

Chief Secretary S P Singh on Tuesday an emergency meeting with revenue and other officials. They discussed the amendments suggested by union law ministry. The law ministry informed the state that they were suggesting minor amendments to the TS Land Acquisition Bill for the benefit of the state in future.

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