Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stay on land acquisition an attempt to hide scams: INLD


The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has alleged that Haryana government’s decision to put on hold the process of land acquisition in the state was a poor attempt to hide the irregularities and scams in the land deals with major industrial houses and mafia.

In a statement issued here, Secretary General INLD Ajay Singh Chautala said that all such shady deals must be cancelled by the state government, and the land must be returned to farmers.

Chautala alleged that the scams in Haryana relating to land acquisition are far bigger than those reported in Greater Noida Extension. the INLD has also demanded high-level investigation into the land scams in Haryana, and the dismissal of the Hooda government on this issue.

Keeping in view the likely introduction of the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 in the coming session of Parliament, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had on Friday ordered a stay on the process of land acquisition in the state.

It was announced that all the matters pertaining to the acquisition of land where Section 4 notifications have been issued on or after February 1, 2011, new notification under Section 6 would be issued only after seeing the outcome of the Central law.

The government had specified that these instructions would not be applicable to cases of acquisition for essential infrastructure projects such as roads, sewerage system, canals and power projects.


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