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Mi Hazank claims it blocked government move on water wells

Opposition party Mi Hazank has claimed a victory in forcing a change to the government's water management bill adopted earlier in the week, saying that some wells are now exempted from the introduction of licensing requirements, which the party branded as "extortion".

The government wanted to “extort” private and agricultural well owners by requiring them to register, the first step towards introducing a new tax later on, David Docs, the right-wing party’s deputy leader, told a press conference on Friday.

The taxing of well owners would have stoked food price inflation, harming not only rural folk but urbanites, too, he insisted.

Mi Hazank held forums in more than 200 locations across the country, gathering signatures against the government’s plan, he noted, which helped the party force the change before the law was passed.

Contrasting Mi Hazank with the left-wing opposition, he said his party was truly “working for the benefit of Hungarians” while left-wing politicians preoccupied themselves with dismantling the metal fence in front of the prime minister’s office.

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