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Chhattisgarh govt favouring GMR: BJP MLA


AGENCIES | Raipur, December 15, 2012 09:02
Tags : Chhattisgarh government | BJP MLA | Raipur | GMR group |

 Chhattisgarh govt favouring GMR: BJP MLAA BJP legislator in the state assembly on Friday accused the ruling government of providing undue favours to the GMR group.

Devji Patel State-run alleged that Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC) was acquiring land for GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd in gross violation of norms as no government agency could acquire land for a private party.

GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of the GMR Group, is setting up a 1370-MW thermal power plant in Tilda, about 40 km from here.

CSIDC is acquiring land for laying rail-line between Tilda and Raikheda—about 20 km. The state government, however, clarified that the land acquisition and proposed rail line was part of an extensive project in the area.

"We are coming up with a mega industrial area in Raikheda and for that purpose a rail line is required," Revenue Minister Dayaldas Baghel said.

He said the land had not been handed over to GMR for the rail line.

The BJP legislator who was backed by senior Congress legislator and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi demanded that the land acquired by the government should be cancelled.

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