The CBI claims to have unearthed the disproportionate assets during searches conducted at Tayal’s premises in September last year in connection with the Manesar land scam.
The MLAs said the high command is not “listening to us” and argued that nobody wants to contest the elections under the current leadership
People from all walks of life, including political and religious leaders and administrative officials, participated in the funeral. Her mortal remains were kept at Moti Bagh palace, where people had started gathering since the break of dawn to catch a last glimpse.
The Hooda government had allowed re-allotment of a plot in Sector 6 of Panchkula to AJL at a cost of Rs 59 lakh, including interest, in 2005 after the same had been denied by successive state governments since 1992.
“First of all, after assuming power, I had waived off arrears of power bills worth Rs 1,600 crore,” Bhupinder Singh Hooda said while addressing a well-attended Kisan Panchayat at Jind. The power bill waiver had benefited 3.5 lakh customers in rural areas, mainly farmers, who had failed to deposit the long-pending arrears.
Encouraged with the attendance in them, Hooda has been making all efforts to woo the farmers, who are facing tough times because of crisis in agriculture.
The probe commission, constituted to go into the circumstances under which licences were granted for development of colonies in Gurgaon and whether transfer of licences violated the law, submitted its report to CM in August last year.
The case relates to the CBI FIR over corruption in the allotment of plots during Hooda’s tenure as CM
Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Chattar Singh, who was principal secretary to the chief minister when the allotments took place, had been called to appear before CBI investigators at the agency’s headquarters.
CBI had registered a case in September 2015 on allegations that private builders in conspiracy with unknown public servants of Haryana government had purchased around 400 acre of land from farmers at throwaway prices.
The land was allegedly purchased showing the threat of acquisition by the government, during the period August 27, 2004 to August 24, 2007.
Besides questioning Hooda on the various allegations against him, the agency also sought his explanation on certain incriminating documents related to the case.
All 17 Congress MLAs were against voting for Anand, who was backed by state rival INLD — but their objections had been overruled by their party high command.
The senior party leaders said that they were neither invited nor informed about the event.
Besides Hooda, the then officials of HUDA and the office-bearers of AJL have also been booked in the case.