The memorandum said that during discussions in the House on Thursday it emerged that barring BJP, almost the entire House agreed that the land bill should be passed in its present form.Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah led a team of National Conference (NC) Legislative Party members and submitted two memorandums to Governor N N Vohra against two Bills that, they asserted, the PDP-BJP government is trying to push through in an “undemocratic” way.
The opposition party has sought Vohra’s intervention in this effort to “sabotage” the Land Laws (Amendment) Bill and the “regressive” attempt to “weaken” the Panchayati Raj system through the J&K Panchayti Raj (Amendment) Bill 2016.Terming the government’s “undemocratic sabotage” of Land Laws (Amendment) Bill as a dent to dignity and honour of the legislature, the memorandum said that during discussions in the House on Thursday it emerged that barring BJP, almost the entire House agreed that the Bill should be passed in its present form. But, the memorandum said, the government realised that if put to vote, the Bill will pass with majority even if BJP legislators opposed it. “As soon as this realisation dawned, the Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation…brazenly requested the Speaker to refer the Bill to the Select Committee,” it said.