Tide turning in Congress’ favour: Sachin Pilot
NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot is upbeat over the party’s prospects after its victories in bypolls (two LS seats and one assembly seat) in the state and says the tide is turning in favour of the Congress across India. In an interview to HT, Pilot said the people of Rajasthan have given a befitting reply to divisive forces and that a rainbow coalition with the Congress as a pivot is feasible and will certainly defeat the BJP-led NDA in the next Lok Sabha elections.
GREATER NOIDA The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Wednesday said it had unearthed a ‘huge’ scam involving officials who had purchased already acquired agricultural land from farmers, causing loss to the state exchequer.
The irregularities were revealed in the land audit ordered by chief minister Yogi Adityanath to find anomalies in land acquisition and establish if the acquired land is with the government or land grabbers. YEIDA, however, did not share the amount of losses or the land involved in the scam.
“We have adequate evidence to prove that some officials, hand in glove with the farmers, paid for the already acquired land. Once the report will be finalised, we will be able to tell the exact amount of land, which was purchased twice,” said Amarnath Upadhyay, additional chief executive officer of the YEIDA.
YEIDA is expected to complete the land audit by next month and table the report before UP industry minister Satish Mahana.
The UP government had established Yamuna authority in 2002 to encourage industrial development.