"We will certainly raise the issue of the Land Acquisition Ordinance and oppose it tooth and nail. Under the new provisions, land of poor farmers can be easily snatched and there would be no place for them to ventilate their grievance.
    
"This is worse than the law passed by the British Raj in 1852," JDU president Sharad Yadav told reporters at a news conference here.
    
On December 29 last year, the government 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.
    
JD(U) said it will also attack the government on various other issues during the budget session of Parliament, which starts on February 23.
    
In the last Parliament session, with the government not having majority in Rajya Sabha, the opposition cornered the Centre on various issues, including the re-conversions and controversial speeches by BJP Mps.

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