Dehradun: BJP in Uttarakhand today said by selling precious SIDCUL land meant for industrial purposes at throwaway prices to real estate firms the Vijay Bahuguna government has proved that it does not care for the people of the state.

“SIDCUL land adjoining corporation plots at Rudrapur and Haridwar which were sold at the rate of Rs 20,000 per metre in 2006 were sold by this government at just Rs 6,600 per square metre and that too to builders which are listed as defaulters in the official records of Uttarakhand,” state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat alleged at a press conference here.

Alleging a Rs 1,000 crore scam in SIDCUL land deals, Rawat said it shows the state government has “no concern for the interests of the people of the state.”

Terming the tabling of Bhati Commission report on an alleged scam in Uttarakhand Seed and Tarai Development Corporation during the previous BJP government in the state as a move inspired by “political vendetta”, Rawat said it was all done because BJP MLAs were demanding a CBI probe into the SIDCUL land deals.

Calling the probe panel’s report a “pack of lies”, the BJP leader said its tabling in the House was not justified as it had been leaked even before being laid in the state assembly.

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