INLD targets Venod Sharma for ‘land scam’

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Monday accused the ruling Congress government in Haryana of having indulged in a massive land scam.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 20, 2013 2:06 am

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Monday accused the ruling Congress government in Haryana of having indulged in a massive land scam worth hundreds of crores of rupees. INLD leaders also revealed “links between various firms and Onkareshwar Properties Private Ltd — the company that sold land in Shikohpur village to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra”.

The opposition party singled out senior Congress leader Venod Sharma and alleged that his close associates became directors of companies that kept getting licences,for commercial and residential colonies,from the Haryana government around the time the Vadra-DLF land deals were taking place.

INLD leaders Abhay Chautala and the party’s state president Ashok Arora alleged that because of this rampant licensing,land prices — in areas where developers’ licences were issued to “certain favourites” — escalated manifold. They claimed that three companies — Onkareshwar Properties Pvt Ltd,Markbuild Tech and Lakshyabuild Tech — had financial transactions with companies owned by Venod Sharma’s son Kartikey Sharma.

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