Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu also said in Lok Sabha that the Ordinance was brought "in the need of emergency" as it was important to kick start the economy which was facing a "developmental holiday" in the last 10 years.

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The Opposition --Congress, CPI(M), TMC and AAP-- staged a noisy walkout when the Minister claimed that the government does not want to bring Ordinances and accused Congress of having a bad track record on the issue of promulgating Ordinances as their governments had brought as many as 637 Ordinances in 62 years.
   
Targetting the Left parties and the Janta Parivar, Naidu said the United Front government had brought in 77 Ordinances. He was intervening in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address.

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While staging the walkout, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused the Minister of "insulting" the opposition and assured him of a counter-attack when they have their say.
   
Seeking to pacify those opposed to the controversial Ordinance, Naidu said: "If there are some lacunae and drawbacks in the land acquisition act, we are ready to deliberate on them. We are always ready to give patient hearing.

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"We will not let any injustice happen to farmers. We are ready to go extra mile to strengthen the hands of farmers,” he said.

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