"Let the land acquisition bill is passed first. If it proves in future that it is hurting farmers' interests, we can always amend it. Government is ready to do that. But let it be passed in Parliament first," Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted.

He said the welfare of farmers and development of villages were very much necessary for the country as without comprehensive development of farmers, there cannot be any progress of India.

Singh added that the NDA government was committed for the development of the rural folks in the country.

"I would like to appeal to political parties to support the land acquisition bill and allow its passage in Parliament," he sought.

The land acquisition bill could not be passed in Rajya Sabha as most of the Opposition parties are opposed to it and the government does not have the numbers in the upper house.

The government had promulgated the land acquisition ordinance in October 2014 and the legislation was supposed to be passed by Parliament by April 5.

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