As was expected, the Modi government is going to amend the Land Acquisition Act which was enacted by the UPA government last year only. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill was made an Act after due deliberations in the Parliament and various other fora.
The Socialist Party strongly condemns the recent attacks over the last five days on Palestine's Gaza by Israeli forces killing more than 120 civilians including a large number of small children and women.
Contrary to the expectations raised by speeches made by Narendra Modi during his election campaign, the annual budget (2014-2015) presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is hardly any different from its predecessor - the Congress-led UPA government.
The Rail Budget (2014-2015) presented today by the Railway Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda can be described in brief as essentially anti-poor. The unprecedented hike -14% - in the fares will burden basically the large segment of the poor of the country.