Congress Lashes Out At BJP Over Land Row

Published: 23rd January 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The state government has accused BJP of “misleading” the public by directly approaching the Raj Bhavan in the Arkavathy land denotification row  instead of submitting their documents before the Judicial Commission probing the issue.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra on Thursday chided that BJP, which illegally denotified 613 acres of land, is now complaining to Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.

Reiterating the government’s stand that not an inch of land has been denotified, the minister said that the government had only followed the decision of the earlier BJP government based on Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) advice under the redo process as per a court order.

The division bench of the High Court had asked to leave out land with pucca buildings, those in green zone and horticulture and agriculture lands in 2005.

Three years later, the Supreme Court too directed to redo the notification.

Any denotification after 2006 was illegal, he said and added that about 140 acres was denotified before the Congress came to power in 2013.

“If BJP has any moral right, they should furnish the documents before the commission and place it before the Public Accounts Committee,” he added.

 There was large-scale denotification during Dharam Singh and H D Kumaraswamy governments and later during the President’s rule, he alleged.


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