According to sources, leaders of various parties held a meeting with Leader of House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The decision to send the Mines and Minerals bill and the Coal Mines bill to separate Select Committees for scrutiny was taken in the meeting.
The leaders of opposition parties and Government also finalised the two committees which will look into each of the bills, the sources said.
Each committee will comprise of 19 members and will have to submit their recommendations to the House by March 18.
Both the panels will be headed by BJP members, the sources said.

Land Bill clears Lok Sabha hurdle, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha

The contentious Land Bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government.

ongress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, RJD and BJD walked out of the House while NDA ally Shiv Sena abstained as the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed by voice vote.

Another NDA ally Swabhimani Paksha moved an amendment which was negated.
In an attempt to placate the opposition and some unhappy allies, government brought nine official amendments and added two clauses to the controversial legislation.

Notwithstanding its majority in the Lok Sabha, government reached out to its allies, making last minute calls to their leaders to persuade them not to break ranks.

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