Guj BJP MLA wants AG to resign over opinion on Nirma land

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:23

Ahmedabad: An MLA of Gujarat`s ruling BJP
today demanded resignation of the Advocate General (AG) for
giving an opinion on land allotment to Nirma Ltd for its
cement plant while a legal firm, in which he is allegedly a
partner, was representing the same company.

BJP MLA from Mahuva constituency in Bhavnagar district
Kanubhai Kalasariya alleged Advocate General Kamal Trivedi had
in 2007 given an opinion on the allocation of 268 hectares of
land, which mostly constitutes water bodies, to Nirma Ltd for
setting up cement plant at Padhiyarka village in Mahuva
taluka.

"Based on Trivedi`s opinion before the High Court, the
government gave approval for giving the land to Nirma Ltd for
industrial purpose," Kalasariya told mediapersons here.

"It was a case of conflict of interest. On one hand,
he is appearing on behalf of Bhavnagar district collector, a
respondent in our petition opposing land allocation to Nirma
in HC, while counsels from his firm Trivedi & Gupta are
appearing for Nirma Ltd, another respondent in our case,"
Kalasariya said.

"Therefore, if an Advocate General acts in this way, I
demand that he (Trivedi) should resign from the post on moral
grounds," he said, adding he has also sent a legal notice to
Trivedi regarding this for which a reply was awaited.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:23

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