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Roshni Act allotments a huge political fraud: Kavinder

State Times 2019-01-10 00:14:42

JAMMU: Giving a push to the developmental activities in Gandhi Nagar Constituency, former Deputy Chief Minister and MLA Gandhi Nagar Constituency, Kavinder Gupta started tiling work for up gradation of lanes and drains at Trikuta Nagar.
He was accompanied by Councillor Jyoti Devi, Vinay Gupta, Sham Lal and prominent citizens of the area.
Gupta also interacted with people and took stock of their day to day problems. The people projected various other developmental demands which were mainly related to up gradation of bye lanes, sanitation and sanction of additional transformer etc.
While responding to the demands of the people, Gupta assured them that their demands would be met soon.
Gupta further lambasted the opposition parties for their corrupt practices in their tenure in government and stated that they had earned huge money by indulging into corruption. He cited the example of Roshni scam which has been now repealed by the Governor Satya Malik.
He said the Roshni Scheme was biggest land scam in the history of J&K. Dubbing the enactment of Roshni Scheme as huge political fraud, Gupta said that they had illegally occupied thousands Kanals of the State land in the State. Only politically powerful land grabbers had the audacity to usurp the land were conferred the ownership rights by virtue of the Act against ‘throw away’ prices.
He urged Governor to cancel all the allotments made to the persons who had been benefitted through the enactment of Roshni Act.
“The beneficiaries included several ex-ministers, ex-MLAs/ MLCs belonging to particular parties and bureaucrats besides other rich and powerful should be probed. The Act did not yield any agrarian reform but it only bestowed benevolence upon the corrupt politicians, bureaucrats including the influential people to become landlords over night,” he said.
He appealed the Governor to take cognisance of the serious situation and ask for a thorough investigation.