The Mayawati government has told the Supreme Court that the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav government had flouted rules and regulation on allotment of 28 plots to politicians and bureaucrats in a posh locality of Lucknow in 2005.
The Uttar Pradesh government in an affidavit said the plots which were allotted to Mulayam’s kith and kin and some bureaucrats were allotted prior to the change of land use of the plots from institutional to residential use.
The state government was responding to a counter-affidavit filed by Anita Singh, then special secretary and one of the beneficiaries of the allotment, who has opposed the public interest litigation seeking cancellation of allotment of plots.
A petition was filed by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a high-level inquiry into the allotments worth Rs 2.80 crore made in Vipul Khand and Gomti Nagar localities in Lucknow in 2005.
The apex court had on September 12, 2005 by an interim order restrained the transfer of the plots until further orders.
The state government said, “The 28 plots in question were allotted prior to the grant of approval of the state government to the change of land use. The allotment could not be made without change of land use as per the statutory provisions in the Uttar Pradesh Urban Planning and Development Act, 1973.