Bhopal: After the Supreme Court scrapped allotment of 20 acres of land to the Kushabhau Thakre Memorial Trust, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is walking a tight rope. The government said that it would prepare new guidelines for the land allotment.

A delegation of IAS, IFS and IPS officials, which held a meeting with the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in order to seek land for home development committees, had to return empty handed. Chauhan reportedly told the delegation that the government would consider their demands only after the new guidelines regarding land allotment are made.

Notably, associations of IAS, IPS and IFS had earlier sought stud farm land near railway crossing in Subhash Nagar area for development of residential colony. The association has been eyeing for the 16 acres of land ever since it was allotted to the state administration. However, after the housing board challenged ownership over the land, the matter was put aside.

Recently, the delegation headed by former president of the Madhya Pradesh IAS Officers’ Association Dilip Mehra met the CM. Others in the delegation included the officials of the three All India services.

Demand for probe

The role of state officials in the land allotment to Kushabhau Thakre Trust case is also under scanner. After the Apex Court squashed the allotment of land to the trust, BJP state vice-president and MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh has demanded probe into the roles of officials in this connection. “It is necessary to hold an enquiry into the matter if the officials are guilty. The Chief Minister must interrogate the officials,” said Singh.

JPN/Bureau