NCP announces candidates for biennial council polls

The NCP announced its list of candidates for the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council scheduled for November 27.

Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 18:24 PM IST

Mumbai: The NCP today announced its list of
candidates for the biennial elections to the Maharashtra
Legislative Council scheduled for November 27.

Anil Chaudhary has been fielded from Jalgaon local
bodies, Sandeep Bajoria from Yavatmal local bodies, Anil
Bhosale from Pune local bodies, Prabhakar Gharge from
Sangli-Satara local bodies, party spokesman Prakash Binsale
said here.

Earlier, the party had announced candidature of Rajendra
Jain from Bhandara-Gondia local bodies and Vikram Kale from
Aurangabad division teachers constituency.

Congress will contest Nashik Division Graduates
constituency and Nanded local bodies. The party is yet to
finalise the candidates.

Elections will be held to fill in vacancies to six local
bodies’ seats, two graduate constituencies and three teachers
constituencies. The cabinet secretary said that under the new policy the
owners, whose land will be acquired, would get an annuity
at the rate of Rs 20,000 per acre per year, which will be in
addition to the compensation paid. "This annuity will be hiked
at a fixed rate of Rs 600 per acre and the payment will be
made in the month of July."

He said that in the case, if, any farmer is unwilling to
opt for the annuity, then he/she will be paid a fixed amount
at the rate of Rs 2.40 lakh per acre as rehabilitation grant.

"In case, if, land is acquired for a company, the farmers
will have an option of taking share up to 25 per cent of the
total cost of land," Singh said.

The official also said that the place where land is
acquired for development, seven per cent would of the
reservation would be alloted to the affected farmers for
residential purposes.
"Minimum area of the plot will be not less than 120
square metre and the maximum limit will be decided by the
authority concerned," he said.

Singh said that in case a residential scheme is
implemented on the acquired land, then the affected farmers
will get 17.5 per cent reservation in the allotment of plot.

He, however, clarified that the new policy will be
applicable from retrospective effect only for farmers in
Tappal.

Mayawati has also directed to complete Yamuna dam by
March 2011, to complete land consolidation in Tappal and
Jahangarh and improve power supply in the area.

PTI