`SC order on land allotment to MP trust to serve as guideline`
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Last Updated: Friday, April 08, 2011, 19:11
Bhopal: Additional Solicitor General of India Vivek Tankha on Friday said that the Supreme Court order quashing the allotment of land to the Kushabhau Thakre trust in the city would serve as a guideline for land allotments by governments in the future.

"It is important that all land allotments in the country are made in a transparent manner and through a public process," Tankha said.

The Supreme Court judgement will help things move in this direction, he said.

"It is not possible for the court to look into all past allotments but this judgement could serve as a guideline for future cases," he added.

Tankha said such a transparency was needed not only in the matter of allotting land but also in other sectors, including mining.

Asked if the Madhya Pradesh government could file a review petition against the Supreme Court judgement, he said that the possibility of such petitions succeeding was very little.

The Supreme Court had on Wednesday quashed the decision of the then BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, headed by Uma Bharti, to allot land to a trust named after late party leader Kushabhau Thakre on September 25, 2004.

A bench comprising Justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly cancelled the state government notification for allotting around 30 acres of land to the Trust whose trustees include senior party leaders LK Advani, M Venkaiah Naidu and Murli Manohar Joshi.


First Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, 19:11

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