New Delhi: A petition was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court pleading it to reconsider its order of refusing to quash land alloted in Lucknow to relatives of Samajwadi Party leaders and bureaucrats by Mulayam Singh government in 2005.

The review petition, filed by Vishwanath Chaturvedi, a practising lawyer, alleged there are enough evidence to show that the plots of land were alloted to kith and kin of Mulayam Singh Yadav who include father-in-law of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

"This court has failed to consider that the action of respondents amounts to oppressive, arbitrary and unconstitutional action in as much that about 10,900 sq meter of prime land at Lucknow has been allotted to 28 persons who are having nexus with then Chief Minister of UP and his relatives, bureaucrats and officials of the state government," the petition said.

The Apex Court had on August 16 dismissed a PIL filed by Chaturvedi seeking quashing of land allotment after Uttar Pradesh government contended the petitioner is also a beneficiary of the allotment under the discretionary quota of the state.

(Agencies)

Latest News from Uttar Pradesh News Desk