Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam hits out Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the controversial CIDCO land deal stating that all he is trying to do is employ delaying tactics in order to avoid the inevitable.
Sanjay Nirupam said, “It is completely within the powers of the Chief Minister to scrap this extremely illegal deal which is in complete contravention of the rules. The land in question belongs to the Urban Development Ministry which is under the Chief Minister and it was illegally allotted to a private builder by the Revenue Ministry. Since, the allotment is completely illegal, the CM can intervene within his rights to cancel the deal immediately without consulting anybody.”
Nirupam referred to a recent announcement made by the Chief Minister in the assembly on consulting the state law and judiciary department over the controversial CIDCO land deal in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
Earlier, Nirupam had exposed this scam producing proofs that Paradise Builders, namely Manish Bhatija and Sanjay Bhalerao grabbed the 24-acre land in question worth Rs 1,767 crores for Rs 3.5 crores only.
Nirupam had demanded the CM to scrap the entire deal and suspend the then CIDCO MD, District Collector (Raigad), Additional Collector (Raigad) and Tahsildar (Panvel) for allotting the land in question to private builders for peanuts.
Mumbai Congress Chief had also demanded a judicial probe to investigate the matter which was considered by the CM.
Later, Sanjay Nirupam had also said that this illegal deal should be put on hold which was accepted by the Chief Minister as well.
News credit : Indiatoday