"There is no question of Shiv Sena supporting any law that goes against the interest of farmers," Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said in a statement.
The statement came even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu held a meeting of various NDA constituents to seek their views on the land acquisition bill that will replace the ordinance issued in December.

Thackeray told BJP that farmers brought it to power by placing much trust in it. "Do not commit the sin of squeezing the throat of the farmers," he said, according to the statement circulated by Sanjay Rout, leader of the Sena in the Rajya Sabha.

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Shiv Sena is the second largest constituent of the NDA after BJP with 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in Rajya Sabha.

Thackeray said the Sena is not opposed to industry and economic development but this cannot be achieved by forced acquisition of land.

“Then there is a need to review such an action," he said.

Congress to hold rally against Land Ordinance Bill

New Delhi: Taking their political battle against Land Ordinance on the streets, top Congress leaders joined by members of prominent civil society organisations will hold a protest rally called 'Zameen Wapsi Andolan' here on Wednesday.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel, AICC general secretaries Digvijay Singh, Madhusoodhan Mistry, Ajay Maken, former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, Salman Khursheed, Jitender Singh, Raj Babbar, Deepinder Hooda, Sushmita Deb will be attending the event.
"Congress is organising a mega rally --'Zameen Wapsi Andolan' to oppose the BJP government's draconian ordinance that intends to change the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 passed by the Congress government," the party said in a release.
The party has also attempted for convergence of farmers  from across the country to raise their voice in opposition to the ordinance.

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