Surprised by rumours against land acquisition bill: Modi

New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was surprised by the rumours spread against the land acquisition bill.

Addressing the country’s farmers in his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said: “I am perplexed to learn about so many rumours spread against the bill (land acquisition).”

Modi said the bill was 120 years old and has been in force for over 60 years since India gained independence. Therefore, it needed some amendments to benefit the farmers.

“This bill is aimed at welfare of farmers and villages,” Modi said.