For the last three days there has been a big row in the state legislative assembly over the issue of de-notification of lands near Arkavathy Layout. BJP, the opposition party had been continuously protesting against the government led by Chief Minister Mr. Siddaramaiah and demanded an enquiry by CBI on the decision of the government for denotification and re-modification of 541 acres of land of Bengaluru / Bangalore Development Authority in Arkavathy Layout.
What is it all about?
In 2003, the government planned to create a layout with 22,000 plots through the BDA in Arkavathy village near Yelahanka. This primary land acquisition circular or notification was issued in September 2003, and covered land measuring 3, 839 acres which comprised land from 16 villages. Out of that 1,089 acres of land were excluded by the court when the land owners approached the court of law, making the final notification covering land of 2,750 acres and thus the plan was to distribute 11,000 sites.
But the BJP government came into power and in 2007 had de-notified 198 acres from the land that was already acquired. Now the BJP has brought an allegation against the Siddaramaiah government that the revised plan by this government is of 11,000 sites. With BJP government excluding 983 acres from the layout the Arkavathy layout covers only 1,766 acres of land. The allegation that BJP brought against the present government is that in June 2014, the Siddaramaiah government has allowed the denotification of 541 acres of land.
On the commencement of the session, the BJP leaders on Monday alleged that Mr. Siddaramaiah had illegally de-notified 541 acres of land acquired by BDA in the Arkavathy layout and in that he has violated the orders of High Court. The JD(S) MLAs were also supporting the BJP’s stand and were noticed to be shouting on the assembly floor against the government.
Both BJP and JD(S) was seen to strike a protest when the Chief Minister intervened and while denying the allegation of the opposition over the issue of de-notification of land in Arkavathy Layout, he attempted to defend the government. In his statement Siddaramaiah said that the government hasn’t de-notified any land in Arkavathy Layout and insisted that the government is ready for a judicial enquiry in to the matter. But the opposition insisted on conducting a CBI enquiry on the issue.
What’s the opinion of the opposition leaders?
While addressing the media the opposition leader alleged the Chief Minister saying he violated the High Court’s verdict and guidelines and is involved in de-notification of 841 acres of land in Arkavathy layout. The opposition said although the Chief Minister denies charges against him, they have procured the documents with the signature of the Chief Minister. Alleging that it is a scam of a big nature, they demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister and also asked for a CBI probe.
As an answer to this, The Chief Minister has already ordered a judicial enquiry in to the matter. In his address to the media the Chief Minister said that a judicial enquiry has been ordered with a retired High court judge leading the enquiry. He further added that as BJP is trying to politicize this issue, he is ready for CBI probe too. As a measure to refrain BJP from politicizing the issue, he has taken this step, he added.
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