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Published On:07 November 2011
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Gujarat opposition leader Shaktisinh Gohil writes to L.K. Advani, asks to define his concept of corruption

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani   
Ahmedabad: In an open letter to BJP leader L. K. Advani, Leader of Opposition, Shaktisinh Gohil has raised some pointed questions. He has asked Advani to define his concept of corruption as he is a mute spectator to rampant corruption in BJP. What Advani really wants to achieve through his yatra against corruption? Is he really serious about the problem of politics or playing politics in the name of corruption, Gohil has asked?

Gujarat has Lokayukta Act, but no Lokayukta for last seven years. Gohil pointed out that Chief Minister has launched a legal battle against the Lokayukta appointed by Governor. He reminded Advani of the corruption of BJP leader Judev and former BJP president who were caught in camera in action.

Referring to the case of Karnatak’s former Chief Minister Yedurappa, he said that BJP launched campaign against Governor to shield Yedurappa till the last minute. He said that the businessman involved in Yedurappa case, Adani of Gujarat, has all blessings of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Why is Advani silent on the multi billion rupee scandal of Adani? Is it just because Gujarat Chief Minister is involved in this bungling, Gohil asked?

Instead of adopting an open and transparent policy to give land to industrialists, Gujarat Chief Minister is giving land to some selected industrialists after striking deal with them, he said. In seven cases land has been doled out to industrialists, which has caused state a loss of Rs. 51,97,16,22,317 he said. Gohil gave details of these cases.

Name of the Company
Area
In Sq. Mtrs.
Rate of Allotment
(in Rs.per Sq. Mtr.)
Min. Rate prescribed for Stamp Duty (Jantri)
Market Rate
Cost Recovered
(in `)
Cost as per Jantri
(in `)
Cost as per Market Rate
(in `)
Loss to
State as per
Market
Rate-Allotment Rate
(in `)
3,76,561
470
19,000
30,000
17,69,83,670
7,15,46,59,000
11,29,68,30,000
11,11,98,46,330
DLF Company Ltd.
1,01,200
5,000
19,000
30,000
50,60,00,000
1,92,28,00,000
3,03,60,00,000
2,53,00,00,000
TCS Ltd.
1,03,194.83
1,100
19,000
30,000
11,35,14,313
1,96,07,01,770
3,09,58,44,900
2,98,23,30,587
ICICI Bank Ltd.
71,264
1,100
19,000
30,000
7,83,90,400
1,35,40,16,000
2,13,79,20,000
2,05,95,29,600
Satyam Computers Ltd.
1,05,222
1,100
19,000
30,000
11,57,44,200
1,99,92,18,000
3,15,66,60,000
3,04,09,15,800
Torrent Power Ltd.
10,000
6,000
19,000
30,000
6,00,00,000
19,00,00,000
30,00,00,000
24,00,00,000
Puri Foundation
10,00,000
1
19,000
30,000
10,00,000
19,00,00,00,000
30,00,00,00,000
29,99,90,00,000
Total
17,67,441.83



1,05,16,32,583
33,58,13,94,770
5,30,23,25,24,900
51,97,16,22,317

Adani has been given 3,86,83,079 sq. meter of land for Mundra port and SEZ at a token price of Rs. 1. In the last instance land in this area has been sold for just Rs. 32 per Sq meter. Adani created plots of this land and sold at price ranging from Rs. 800 to
Rs. 10,000 per sq mt. This scandal is of more than Rs. 10,000 crore. With the blessings of a senior BJP leader 24,021 hectare of land in the border area has been to Archean Chemical at throw away price, he said. Similarly, he said, Solaris Chemtech got 26746 hectare of land atannual lease rate of Rs. 150 per hectare. Will Advani speak about these deals during Gujarat leg of his yatra, Gohil asked?


Gohil asked Advani to give account of the money he raised during his Ayodhya yatra in 1990 which led to a sharp communal divide of many parts of the country.

Gohil said that Advani travelled across the country several times, but could not find time to meet parents of two kids who were killed in act of sacrifice in his own constituency. He had no time to visit Gandhinagar when several temples were damaged. He did not have time to visit affected Muslims, but he went to Pakistan to bow at the Jinnah mausoleum.

Cow protection has been a favourite topic of BJP and its associated organization. In Gujarat Gauchar land is being given away to industrialists. As a result, there is reduction in Gauchar land of 2.82 lakh hectares, he said. There is almost no gauchar land left and cattle breeders are forced to sell their cows to slaughter houses. Will Advani raise this issue during his visit of Gujarat, Gohil questioned?

RSS pracharaks are expected to live a simple life. If you believe in this will you hand out some advice to Gujarat CM who is living a life of pomp and show or will you prefer to maintain silence on this issue?

Will you raise voice against the CM who is trying his best to stall the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat? Will you echo burning issues of people of Gujarat like electricity to farmers, wage rise for the staff of Gujarat State Industrial Force, Anganwadi workers, land to landless farmers and tribal?

Prime Minister had made an open offer to Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj to investigate into his and his relatives’ wealth and property, but here in Gujarat CM is not allowing even a neutral Lokayukta to look into corruption charges against the CM.
Will Advani say something on this?


Law and order situation in Gujarat has totally collapsed. From Late Haren Pandya to Nadim Saiyad all the activist in Gujarat have been killed. Apart from Chief Minister, no body in the state is safe hence Mr. L. K. Advani would like to say something on it?

[Abdul Hafiz Lakhani is a senior Journalist based at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Gujarat). He can be reached at lakhani63@yahoo.com or on his cell 09228746770]

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