JDU MLA encroached on 800 acre land in Bharuch
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 21:27
  
Gandhinagar: Jhagadia MLA and president of JD(U) in Gujarat, Chhotubhai Vasava, has been charged with illegally encroaching on 800 acre land located at Vasna village in Bharuch district, which was originally given to the oustees of the Narmada project.

The district authorities of Bharuch, in a report to the state government, have held that the land is in possession of Vasava, who has been cultivating it for years.

The agriculture land was allotted to over 50 Narmada project affected families who were rehabilitated by the state government.

However, they were soon driven out from the land and subsequently Vasava has been tilling it and cultivating sugar cane, cotton and other crops for almost two decades now.

"Our party MLA Kiran Makwana had asked in the assembly about the land concerned but the government had replied that the land was in the possession of the state authorities. Now, there is a report of the district authorities which clearly says that the said land is cultivated by MLA Vasava," said leader of opposition in Gujarat assembly Shaktisinh Gohil.

According to Gohil, after the question was raised in the assembly, the government had asked the revenue officials of Bharuch district to report the status of the said land.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 21:27


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