Earlier on Friday, the Apex Court had agreed to hear on Monday the plea challenging legality of the fresh promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance by Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

The farmers' organisations, in their plea filed on Thursday, had challenged the re-promulgated land ordinance, terming it as "unconstitutional" and ultra vires of the Constitution and as a "colourful exercise of power" by the executive usurping law-making powers of the legislature.

The petition was filed by Bharatiya Kishan Union, Gram Sewa Samiti, Delhi Grameen Samaj and Chogama Vikas Avam, seeking a direction to restrain the government from acting upon in furtherance of the Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

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The farmers' bodies said the government's action in promulgating successive ordinances bypassing the legislative process of Parliament was not only "arbitrary and violative" of Article 14 but also a "fraud on the Constitution" itself.

They said government's action in re-promulgating the ordinance was "malafide" and thus open to challenge.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had said the government is instituting a "rational framework" for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners.

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"We are instituting a rational framework for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners," he said here while wooing global investors to India during his address at the inauguration of Hannover Fair in Germany.

Faced with the challenges in Rajya Sabha where the ruling alliance does not have the majority, the government had to re-promulgate the land ordinance as opposition parties were dead against the bill terming it as 'anti-farmers'.

It was passed in Lok Sabha in the first half of the Budget Session.

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