Govt to re­in­state con­ces­sional land al­lot­ments, says min­is­ter

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Rajasthan - Press Trust of In­dia htl­raj@htlive­com

JAIPUR: AF­TER COM­ING TO POWER IN 2013, RAJE GOVT HAD CAN­CELLED 61 OF SUCH LAND AL­LOT­MENTS MADE BY THE CON­GRESS GOVT

The Va­sund­hara Raje-led BJP govern­ment in Ra­jasthan has de­cided to re­in­state con­ces­sional land al­lot­ments to var­i­ous castes and com­mu­ni­ties, state’s ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and hous­ing min­is­ter said.

The min­is­ter said that out of the 61 land al­lot­ments, a max­i­mum of 35 al­lot­ments are in Kota district. Dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions will be given land at six places in Jaipur. “We have been re­ceiv­ing de­mands from the mem­bers of var­i­ous castes and com­mu­ni­ties af­ter which the state Cabi­net de­cided to al­lot land at con­ces­sional rates,” state’s ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and hous­ing min­is­ter Sric­hand Kri­plani said.

“The rate of re-al­lot­ment is yet to be de­cided,” he said.

How­ever, the orig­i­nal de­ci­sion was taken by the pre­vi­ous Con­gress govern­ment in Ra­jasthan.

It should also be noted that the state govern­ment, af­ter com­ing to power in 2013, had can­celled 61 of such land al­lot­ments made by the pre­vi­ous Con­gress govern­ment. In­ci­den­tally, the U-turn of the Raje govern­ment comes close on the heels of them giv­ing a go-ahead to a lux­ury res­i­den­tial com­plex -- which they had can­celled ini­tially.

The then Ashok Gehlot govern­ment had agreed to al­lot the land at con­ces­sional rates ahead of the 2013 as­sem­bly polls, and now the BJP govern­ment has given a green sig­nal ahead of as­sem­bly elec­tion sched­uled by the end of next year.

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