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Uttarakhand Assembly adjourned over Rishikesh housing project

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 19:41

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand assembly was today
adjourned for the day after the opposition created pandemonium seeking a CBI probe into the alleged Citurgia scandal.

As the zero hour began, the members of Congress and BSP
led by the leader of the opposition Harak Singh Rawat trooped
into the well of the House alleging that the BJP government
allowed the sale of a vast tract of land belonging to the
Rishikesh-based company to private developers at throw-away

They also alleged that the government changed the land
use pattern of 30 acres of land belonging to Citurgia
Biochemical Limited in gross violation of tough environmental
norms under the pressure of the private developers.

A series of tax sops like exemption in stamp duty was
also given to Sterdia Developers Private Limited which are now
constructing a housing colony in the area where once the
factory stood, Rawat alleged.

Speaker Harbans Kapoor adjourned the House thrice till
1500 hrs.

As soon as the House reassembled for post-lunch
proceedings, the agitated MLAs again jumped into the well
shouting slogans against the government. As the ruckus
continued for some time, Kapoor adjourned the House for the

"We want a CBI probe as well as a discussion under the
rule 310 (adjournment motion)," Rawat told reporters after the
adjournment of the House.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 19:41
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