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'BJP government had leased out BBMP land to Club'

The previous BJP government had extended the leasing period of 4.21 acres of BBMP’s land near Cox Town to Indian Gymkhana Club for a period of 35 years, the Legislative Council was informed on Monday.

Published: 11th June 2013 08:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2013 08:43 AM   |  A+A-

The previous BJP government had extended the leasing period of 4.21 acres of BBMP’s land near Cox Town to Indian Gymkhana Club for a period of 35 years, the Legislative Council was informed on Monday.

In response to a calling attention motion by Basavaraj Horatti of JD(S), CM Siddaramaiah, in a written reply, stated the land, worth over `500 crore, had been leased out for the benefit of the citizens living in and around Cox Town for just `60,000 per annum per acre with a condition to enhance it by 15 per cent every three years, he said.

“The BBMP earlier had rejected land grant, but it was overruled by CM B S Yeddyurappa,” he said.

 Horatti also expressed doubts over Yeddyurappa’s signature in the records. Another member M C Nanaiah said Yeddyurappa’s signature had been shown as ‘Dr B S’, which was unusual’, and sought an enquiry into the case. The debate ended when the House Leader S R Patil said that a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Yeddyurappa, had taken that decision.

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