Land reforms bill opposed in Trinamool Congress, Kolkata
Trinamool MLAs walk out over land reforms Bill
Originally published in The Hindu, India’s online newspaper, June 29, 2010
by Special Correspondent
KOLKATA: The State Government passed two Bills, including the West Bengal Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill 2010, on Monday amid noisy protests in the Assembly and a walkout by legislators of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress .The MLAs stormed into the well of the House soon after proceedings began and raised slogans against the government demanding withdrawal of theland reforms Bill.
The State Government through “its brute majority” wishes to pass the Bill even though it has no right to pass any legislation in view of the people’s rejection of the Left Front in successive elections over the past year, said Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee. “This is an insult to the people’s verdict and comes at a time when the Left has reached the end of its rule in West Bengal and is on the verge of being voted out of power,” he added. (More)