The state government on Sunday stated that Chief Minister, Mayawati did not own house or land in Badalpur village located in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.
Talking to the journalists the Cabinet Secretary, Shashank Shekhar Singh said the report carried in certain section of the media that district administration had stopped the construction of a house belonging to an Army man in Badalpur village on security ground was baseless.
The media report stated the Army man- Vijeyendra Nagar was constructing his house near CM bungalow. “Reality was that Chief Minister does not own any property in her ancestral village, Badalpur” Singh said.
“The Chief Minister never stayed in Badalpur since 1995 when she became the Chief Minister for the first time, Singh said and added the report that her house was being constructed in the village and Nagar was not allowed to construct his house was far from reality”, he said.
The development works in the villages located in Greater NOIDA Authority area including Badalpur started after these villages were included in the master plan. “Extra land was acquired in Badalpur to increase the width of the village from 9 meters to 30 meters. The farmers were given compensation and land in lieu of acquisition”, Singh said.
“The land owned by Vijyendra Nagar was also acquired for the purpose and authority officials held talks with him. To serve their vested interest some people told Nagar not to sale his house. They tried to mislead the people with relating the construction works with Chief Minister. The aim of Nagar was to save his house from acquisition and he has joined hand with the people who are politicking over the issue. He is now trying to put hurdle in the construction of the road”, Singh said.
“The proposed road would link the Maripta Railway halt with the national highway. The authority had already acquired 41100 square meter land owned by Nagar and acquisition of another 200 square meter of his land was in progress”, he said.
“Along with Badalpur the Greater NOIDA Authority was carrying development works in 12 villages. While Rs 5.71 crore as being constructing on the construction of CC road and drain and another Rs 6.87 crore would be spent on the construction of the road passing through the border of the village. Another Rs 2 crore was spent on the construction of sever in the villages”, Singh said.
“The authority had also constructed two cremation grounds, marriage hall and women polytechnic in Badalpur. The repair works in a inter college located in the village was also in progress”, he said.