The problems for Prime Minister Narendra Modi was compounded on Monday as Hazare, who shook the then UPA government three years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, was back in the capital  on a two-day dharna protesting against the land ordinance promulgated by the Modi government, accusing it of being pro-corporate.

77-year-old Gandhian announced at Jantar Mantar that a "jail-bharo" (fill the jails) movement will be launched from the Ramlila ground here after three to four months at the end of a "padyatra" across the country.  

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Attacking the land ordinance, Hazare said the BJP had promised "acche din" (good days) to the people during the elections but good days have come only to corporates.

"This is a land grab. Britishers used to do it. Today's government is worst than the British regime. Even Britishers did not mete out so much of injustice to farmers," he said.
On December 29 last year, the government had recommended promulgation of an ordinance making significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act including removal of consent clause for
acquiring land for five areas of industrial corridors, PPP projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence use.

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"The 2013 Land Acquisition Act said unless 70 per cent of the villagers where the land has to be acquired give their consent, the land cannot be acquired. But this government removed this provision. This has been done for the benefit of corporates,”  said Hazare.

"Before the elections, the people were promised 'acche din' (good days), they trusted (the party) and voted for them. Today they are forcibly taking away the land from farmers. So the 'acche din' are for the corporates not for the common man," he added.

Though by attending SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's kin pre-wedding ceremony at Saifai in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Modi has tried to create a divide among opposition parties which are buoyed by the BJP's poor performance in Delhi assembly polls.

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With the NDA dispensation facing a tough Budget session, PM Modi reached out to the Opposition, saying Government will listen to their views and efforts will be made to discuss all issues of national importance.

Opposition parties are also upbeat after Nitish Kumar took the oath of Chief Minister of Bihar for record fourth time.

Parties such as Trinamool Congress (TMC), JD(U), CPI, CPM and Congress will leave no stone unturned to corner government over the issues of more than six Ordinances promulgated in recent times.

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Congress has already made it clear that it will oppose the Ordinance route taken by the government while Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, which was on the forefront in criticsing NDA Government in Parliament during last session, will also try to settle score with the BJP, which directly or indirectly blamed the ruling party at West Bengal over Saradha scam.

The NDA Government will present its maiden General Budget on February 28 while the Rail Budget will be presented on February 26 in Parliament. Economic Survey will be tabled in Parliament on February 27.

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