New Delhi: Did Gujarat government give land to business associates of Gujarat Chief Minister's daughter, Anar Patel, at throwaway prices?
According to a report in The Economic Times, the business partners of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel's daughter, Anar Patel, were given 422 acres of land in 2010 from the state government a huge 91.6% discount to the government's stamp duty rate of Rs 180 per square metre.
Anar's business partners got land at Rs 15 per square metre, the report added.
Moreover, the daily reported that a cow protection outfit, Muralidhar Gau Seva Trust, which had also applied for land in the same area was offered land at Rs 671 per square metre, far higher than the stamp duty rate for that plot, Rs 190 per square metre.
Noteworthy, Muralidhar Gau Seva Trus had applied for land in the same area - Amreli, nera Gir forest reserve; both proposals were considered by a state government committee at the same meeting.
However, a Gujarat government's spokesperson has said the land allotment followed due process.