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BJP alleges ‘1000-crore scam’ in Uttarakhand, demands Rawat’s resignation

BJP state unit chief Ajay Bhatt in a statement alleged a scam in the acquisition of land for the Jaspur-Sitarganj stretch of the highway.

dehradun Updated: Jan 05, 2017 17:03 IST

PTI, Dehradun
BJP state unit chief Ajay Bhatt in a statement alleged a scam in the acquisition of land for the Jaspur-Sitarganj stretch of the highway.
BJP state unit chief Ajay Bhatt in a statement alleged a scam in the acquisition of land for the Jaspur-Sitarganj stretch of the highway.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
         

Alleging that a scam worth Rs 1,000 crore in acquisition of land for National Highway 74 in Udham Singh Nagar district, BJP demanded on Saturday that a CBI probe be ordered into the matter and chief minister Harish Rawat resign from his post taking moral responsibility.

BJP state unit chief Ajay Bhatt in a statement alleged a scam in the acquisition of land for the Jaspur-Sitarganj stretch of the highway, saying, “Congress, the ruling party in the state, robbed farmers of their rights and was involved in a Rs 1,000 crore fraud”.

“Those embroiled in the alleged scam were being supported by people in the Rawat government. Congressmen purchased land from farmers at dirt cheap prices. They then looted a huge amount of money in the name of change of land use,” he alleged in the statement.

Bhatt demanded that a CBI probe be ordered into the matter and those found guilty be punished.He said that Rawat should take moral responsibility for this and quit as chief minister.

“It is a fraud with the farmers and a huge loss to the government exchequer,” the BJP chief said.

First Published: Dec 18, 2016 20:44 IST

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