Gurgaon: Silokhra residents against Huda plot allotment to BJP
BJP claimed the Huda had put out advertisements saying political parties could purchase landsgurgaon Updated: May 14, 2017 23:01 IST
The residents of Silokhra village have decided to protest against the Haryana urban development authority’s (Huda’s) plan to allot land for setting up an office of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The residents held a meeting on Sunday and shot off letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, among others, demanding immediate action to stop the process.
The residents have also decided to organise a protest over the issue by end of the month.
In its letter to the prime minister, the residents raised a number of problems dogging the village. It says the village lacks a community centre, banquet hall, playground and other amenities for which they have to visit other areas.
The residents said that since the village was brought within the ambit of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), it should also hold ownership of the plot which is to be allotted for the purpose.
“But we got to know that the Huda acquired 12 acres of our village’s common land and has planned to give it to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to build its office. This is wrong. We are totally against it. Why should a political party be allotted a plot here? We want to know how Huda acquired the land and who it paid compensation to? We are not going to sit idle,” said Mukesh Sharma, resident.
The panchayat is to hold another round of meeting, involving members of five other villages, soon.
Atar Singh Sharma, a resident, said, “We will hold a panchayat meeting, also involving members of five other villages, and demand a thorough investigation into the process of acquisition of the plot by the Huda.”
Bhupendra Singh, district president, BJP, said, “The party purchased the land at ₹25,500 per square foot from the Huda. The Huda had put out advertisements six months ago saying political parties can buy land. Based on that advertisement, the BJP purchased the 1-acre plot at Silokhra. Now, some people are trying to politicise the issue.”