‘Raj govt extended undue benefits to Cong MLA’
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 20:46
Jaipur: BJP o Tuesday accused the Congress government in Rajasthan of extending undue benefit to a ruling party MLA by giving permission to transfer government land in the name of the legislator's firm in Bhilwara.

BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya claimed that the move caused a loss of around Rs 750 crore to the state exchequer.

He alleged that the state government despite repeated objections by Bhilwara district collector approved the sale of over 60 bigha land, already allotted to a firm on a 99-year lease in 1966, to another firm of which the Congress MLA is the director.

Somaiya alleged that the land was sold for Rs 100 crore though its market value was over Rs 750 crore.

"The district collector in his reports had apprised the government that it was a government land and would cause loss if it was transferred to the company on normal rates. The collector had suggested that it will be beneficial if the government takes back the land," he said, referring to several documents obtained through RTI.

Somaiya released the documents obtained through RTI and demanded judicial probe into the matter.


First Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 20:46

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