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Chhattisgarh govt decides to withdraw controversial land bill

ANI  |  Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

Chief Minister has decided to withdraw the state Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017 amid protests by tribal groups.

Before the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Singh some senior tribal leaders and discussed the issue.

The bill, which eased the purchase of tribal land for projects, was passed by the Assembly last month and sent to for his consent.

However, a delegation of the party the recently and requested him to not give his consent as the bill was against the tribal communities' interests.

The Opposition had earlier alleged that through the bill, the (BJP) led was trying to do away with the restrictions on the purchase of tribal lands.

Apart from the and the Sarva Adivasi Samaj leaders, some leaders too had criticised the controversial bill.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 07:33 IST