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Mulayam refutes charges in land allotment as UP CM

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:30

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam
Singh Yadav has refuted the allegation of illegality against
him in allotment of plots in Lucknow as Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister in 2005 and told the Supreme Court that the PIL in
this regard is "politically motivated".
He alleged the petition was filed by a member of Congress
Party and should not be treated as a public interest
litigation (PIL).

Mulayam was responding to a petition filed by UP-based
advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a high-level inquiry
into the allotment of 28 residential plots worth Rs 2.80 crore
made at Vipul Khand in Gomti Nagar locality in Lucknow in

"The petitioner (Chaturvedi) is a member of Congress
party and was the official candidate of Congress Party for the
election to constituency number 125, Haidergarh (district
Barabanki) Assembly, UP, during the general rlection in 1996
and this writ petition is politically motivated," Mulayam said
in an affidavit.

His counsel and senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi today
mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice Aftab
Alam seeking adjournment for two weeks of the hearing listed
for November 17 on personal ground.
However, the bench said any decision on it will be taken
when the it comes up for hearing.

The former Chief Minister, in the affidavit, denied
issuing any direction to the Lucknow Delvelopment Authority
(LDA) for making any allotment or for change of land use from
institutional to residential which he claimed was done by the
LDA within the process of making of Master Plan 2021 as the
land was lying vacant for a long time.


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:30
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