Shimla: The issue relating to the land given to the Patanjali Yogpeeth is likely to be raised again this year in the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly.

The land which was given to Patanjali Yogpeeth in Sadhupul near Solan in Himachal Pradesh was allotted to the organisation on lease and was registered in the name of Acharya Balkrishna of Nepal origin.

The 96 beegha land was given to the Yogpeeth for Rs 17,31,214 for a period of 99 years. According to sources, till now Rs 1,188 has been collected from Patanjali Yogpeeth on the basis of token rate of Re 1 per month. On discovering the low token rate and payment figures made by the Patanjali Yogpeeth so far, the Congress has turned furious.

The Congress in the assembly last year had raised the matter of registration of the land in the name of Acharya Balkrishna.

Time and again the Congress has been raising fingers on the policies of the state government putting them in an awkward position. Along with the land given to the Yogpeeth the opposition is also going to raise the question on the land given to private universities by the government.

Congress MLA and media in-charge Mukesh Agnihotri said, “When the Himachal University could be raised on 50 beegha land then why private universities need 500 beegha of land. Violating the laws under the section 118, the state government is selling land to the people of other states.”