Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged a land scam of Rs 1000 crore and accused the Ashok Gehlot government of “gifting” developed land in Jaipur to a few Congress leaders.
The party is preparing to corner Ashok Gehlot government in the land scam case in which Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal is said to be involved. The party is preparing to meet President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and also raise the issue in the Parliament. BJP has accused Beniwal of grabbing Jaipur Development Authority land worth crores of rupees on the basis of forged documents.
Remarkably, Jaipur Development Authority had offered her this land as compensation under Kardhani- Govindpura plan. In this connection Dr Kirit Somaiya BJP national President while speaking to journalists at Jaipur said that the Authority was under pressure from Gehlot government and it preferred to allot the land to Beniwal despite Registrar, Rajasthan co-operative society ruling against it .
The BJP leaders have said that Congress leaders grabbed a “Kisan Samuhik Krishi Shakari Samiti Limited” Jhotwada Jaipur, which was registered in 1953.
Taking action in the case Rajasthan government transferred Prem Singh Mehra and Secretary co-operative Societies, Tapesh Pawar.
BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya has demanded probe into the matter by a special committee or a judge and also asked for giving proper security to those co-operative Society officials who are reported to have given statement against Kamla Beniwal in land allocation to a trust run by her.
Somaiya further alleged that 209 developed residential/commercial plots worth Rs 1000 crore were allotted to almost 20 people including Beniwal, ex-minister Kumbha Ram Arya and builder and multi-millionaire Surja Ram Meer among others.
To gift the plots in Jaipur, the state government has shown Beniwal and others as farm labourers and relevant documents show that the Gujarat governor has claimed herself doing 16 hours farm/agriculture work at Jaipur.
Market value of these plots is estimated to be around Rs 1000 crore. “The entire scam occurred despite objection by officials of Rajasthan’s co-operative ministry department. The registrar of cooperatives, few days back, passed strictures against the society. He also concluded that the Samiti has deliberately and intentionally given false statements,” Somaiya added.