Secretary of the Madhya Pradesh State Committee of the Party Badal Saroj has demanded a probe into the forest land scam in MP. The CAG has pointed out that the BJP state government has gifted around 7 lakh acres of the state land to domestic and foreign companies on a platter, throwing all rules and regulations to the winds.
The CAG report has stated that the state government allowed about 1385 hectares of revenue land to be replaced by forest land to Sasson Power Company in the most illegal manner. The Chief Secretary, instead of taking the land from the company, asked the company to undertake afforestation. The Chief Secretary was not empowered to do that nor did the company undertake it.
The Party said that the state government should fix responsibility for the scam and take action against the Chief Secretary. Also, the political leaders responsible for taking this decision should be made co-accused.
September 10, 2013