Madhya Pradesh Govt put in dock in Assembly by ruling party members
Bhopal, Mar 15 : The Madhya Pradesh government was today put in the dock in the Assembly twice by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators over issues of encroachment and appointment of instructors under non-formal education scheme.
Dhruvnarayan Singh raised the matter of alleged encroachment on government land in the state capital's Bairagarh area where 20 institutions, including shops, mills, schools and government fair price shops are operating illegally.
He alleged that the land mafia had encroached on the land concerned in collusion with government officials. No action was taken despite several complaints in the matter.
Mr Singh was supported by BJP member Jitendra Daga who claimed that the officials of the Municipal Corporation, the Revenue Department and the Airport Authority had indulged in widespread irregularities in the matter. He demanded a probe by the Lokayukta in the case.
In his reply, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra admitted that certain shops had been provided on rent. He said that the land belonged to the Airport Authority.
He said action is taken in the matter of encroachment on government land in accordance with the Land Revenue Code.
However, Mr Singh demanded that a committee be formed to inquire into the alleged encroachment.
A heated debate was witnessed between the members and the minister over the matter.
On the directions of Speaker Ishwardas Rohani, Mr Mishra agreed to form a committee to probe into the alleged encroachment.