With the notice slammed on the Haryana government and the Centre regarding the land acquisition as well as the ruckus in the Rajya Sabha over it, the issue is getting complicated and it should be sorted out on priority. Albeit the land acquisition has been stopped in Haryana until new bill is passed, the state government will have to explain to the Supreme Court as to why did it plan to acquire agricultural land in Rohtak? It is a right step that the Supreme Court has asked the Union Forest and Environment Ministry and Urban Development Ministry to give reply in this regard. Whatever be the reply of the Haryana government and these two concerned ministries, the Centre is going to make a legislation on land acquisition in the monsoon session of the Parliament. May be the Central government remains stuck to its gun of pushing new bill of land acquisition, nevertheless tabling the bill and passing it are quite different. The draft of Land Acquisition Bill has been made public for seeking views from all quarters of society, but it seems unlikely that the Bill will be passed in this monsoon session of the Parliament.

The Rural Development Ministry has sought a period of one month for mulling over the draft of Land Acquisition Bill. It means when the monsoon session will be reaching its fag end, the Bill will be floored in the House, so there is a least chance to metamorphose the Bill into a law in this session. The country may have to wait for Land Acquisition Law till the next session of the Parliament. It is disappointing that the land acquisition issue has created ripples across India for long, but the government has not given it a priority. The Centre must know it that land acquisition has not become a major issue in other states but also hampered industrialization and many development projects. It can not be ruled out that amending the Bill requires time but it does not mean that it should be procrastinated willingly. It seems strange that the government likes to have a discussion on Lokpal in the Parliament, but the Land Acquisition Bill outside the House. Why is a different viewpoint on equally significant two issues? It is crystal clear, if the Land Acquisition Bill is not passed in this session, the ruling dispensation will face more resistance.