Land Controversy: AAP Demands Resignation of Gujarat CM

Published: 05th February 2016 10:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2016 10:25 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: AAP today demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and constitution of a probe panel to look into alleged irregularities in allocation of government land near Gir Lion Sanctuary to a company which has business links with her daughter Anar Patel.  

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said "this is absolutely shocking. How is it different from Vadra deals?" He was referring to land deals of Robert Vadra.         

AAP also threatened to approach the court if formation of a probe committee is not announced in next seven days.    

"Anandiben Patel was the Revenue Minister of Gujarat. Even after becoming the Chief Minister, she retained the portfolio. We demand a high-level committee to probe the matter.      

"But before that she must resign as it is not possible to conduct a probe if she is at the helms of affairs, and particularly as the Revenue Minister," AAP leader Ashish Khetan, who looks after party organisation in Gujarat, said.        

As per media reports, a company owned by Anar's associates is sitting on 400 acres of land near Gir Lion Sanctuary in the state and 250 acres of that land was given to it at an official rate of Rs 15 per square metre in 2010 when Anandiben was Revenue Minister.  

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