CHANDIGARH : The Congress on Monday hit back at Modi for raking up the issue of land deal involving Robert Vadra, saying Modi seeks to sensationalise and politicise everything.
Congress spokesman and former Union Minister Anand Sharma said here, “I am sure the government and administration of Haryana are fully conscious of the laws, the Model Code and what is permissible or not. Modi seeks to sensationalise and politicise everything.” He added that Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda or his ministerial colleagues would give Modi a befitting reply.
“ I trust them and this is one version and there has to be another version,” he said. Despite the fact that whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka had cancelled the mutation of the land between Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and DLF, the Haryana government has now legitimised the deal.
Sources said that on July 16, Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi wrote a letter to Haryana Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner (Revenue), with a copy to the present Director General, Consolidation, stating the mutation is valid and DLF is the owner of the land.
The letter states, “A mutation no. 4513 for Khasra no. 730 measuring five bighas and 13 biswas was sanctioned by ACO on September 20, 2012, while exercising the powers of Assistant Collector second grade. Because of the mutation’s sanction, neither of the parties have any objection till date.”
“Thus, mutation no. 4513 stands approved by the ACO while exercising powers of Assistant Collector second grade, because M/s Skylight Hospitality Private Limited had conveyed right measurements to M/s DLF Universal Limited. Presently, according to revenue records, M/s DLF Universal Limited stands owner of the land,” states the letter.
Meanwhile, Sources said the ACO in his report had stated earlier that former DG, Consolidation, Khemka, in his orders dated October 4, 2012, mentioned the ACO did not have powers of Assistant Collector second grade. Thus the mutation no. 4513 was wrongly sanctioned. Former DG, Consolidation’s, orders dated October 4, 2012, are illegal, void and out of jurisdiction. Thus the order dated October 4, 2012, cannot be implemented, the sources said. Despite repeated attempts, Haryana Chief Secretary Shakuntla Jakhu was not available for comments.