`SC order on land allotment to MP trust to serve as guideline`

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 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.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 19:11

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