Congress comes out against MP land scam
Congress supporters on Saturday burnt effigies of Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya in protest against the minister's alleged role in land grabbing rackets. A HT report.india Updated: Apr 18, 2010 00:01 IST
Congress supporters on Saturday burnt effigies of Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya in protest against the minister's alleged role in land grabbing rackets.
In some places, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's effigies were also burnt, as Vijayvargiya is known to be Chouhan's main trouble-shooter.
On Friday night, there was a torch rally flagged off by Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Former Congress minister Suresh Seth triggered the process of legal action against land grabbing by going to a local court.
He alleged that Vijayvargiya, who was the mayor of Indore in 2004, allowed the sale of a three-acre plot of leased-out government land by Dhanlaxmi Chemical Industries to Nanda Nagar Sakh Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit, a credit cooperative society.
The credit society was headed by BJP MLA and Vijayvargiya's confidant Ramesh Mendola, who even transferred the lease to his name and changed the land-use condition from industrial to residential and educational.
On April 6, the court asked the Lokayukta to probe the charges.
Breaking his silence, Mendola on Saturday said, "We've gone by the rules. We've not done anything wrong."