No Lokayukta,INLD wants probe by HC,SC judge

The INLD,which has raised the controversial CD case — where Congress MLAs and their relatives are allegedly seen demanding money for grant of change of land use (CLU)

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 8, 2014 1:16 pm

The INLD,which has raised the controversial CD case — where Congress MLAs and their relatives are allegedly seen demanding money for grant of change of land use (CLU) — in the Haryana Assembly,on Tuesday rejected the Hooda government’s decision to get the issue probed by the state Lokayukta. They demanded that the case be probed by a sitting judge of the high court or Supreme Court.

Party MLAs,while accusing Speaker Kuldeep Sharma of having converted the Assembly into a “Congress party office”,claimed that the Congress government was trying to divert people’s attention from the Robert Vadra-DLF land deals.

INLD state president Ashok Arora said: “A delegation of INLD MLAs will soon meet President Pranab Mukherjee and demand dismissal of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led government. We are also working on legal modalities so that a petition can be filed in the Supreme Court regarding land scams in Haryana.”

Mocking the government decision to hand over the CD probe to the Lokayukta,senior INLD leader Abhay Chautala said,“The government wants to get such a sensitive and important issue probed by a Lokayukta,who is craving for powers. The same Lokayukta had been claiming that his hands are tied and does not have any powers to deal with corruption cases… In such circumstances,one can imagine the fate of this probe.” “If the government is clean,why is it shying away from getting the probe conducted by a sitting high court or Supreme Court judge? The government wants to probe if the CDs are genuine or fake,while they know that the CDs are totally genuine..,” he added.

Later,reacting to Chautala’s statement,Hooda said: “What do they want,should we get the probe conducted by Abhay Chautala?”

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