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Hooda under cloud as Oppn demands state govt’s sack

india Updated: Aug 14, 2013 00:37 IST
HT Correspondent
Vadra land deals

The Haryana BJP has demanded the dismissal of the Congress government and demanded a CBI inquiry into the role of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Vadra-DLF land deal under the supervision of Supreme Court.

With IAS officer Ashok Khemka pointing fingers at some Haryana government officials over the land deal, the opposition BJP and the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) are piling the pressure on the government.

On Tuesday, led by state BJP chief state president Ram Bilas Sharma, a BJP and HJC delegation submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagannath Pahadia, which sought probe not only into the role of Hooda, but his relative Sandeep Dahiya, former minister Venod Sharma and Onkareshwar Properties owner Satyanand Yajee.

The parties also sought a probe into all the cases of change-of-land-use, involving around 21,000 acres, and the acquisition of over 67,000 acres by the Haryana Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation.

Protests against the land deals would be held in all districts of the state on Wednesday, and a rally will be held in Sonepat on October 6.

“Over the last eight years, the government, which has committed several land scams, has been serving the interests of the Congress high command instead of serving the people of the state,” Sharma said.

He also criticised the Hooda government for shielding several of its ministers and chief parliamentary secretaries who have been facing serious criminal charges.