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High Court reserves judgment in Nano land allotment case

The Gujarat High Court on Monday reserved its judgment till the final hearing in the Tata Motors land allotment case.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
May 5, 2009 1:02:47 am

The Gujarat High Court on Monday reserved its judgment till the final hearing in the Tata Motors land allotment case. A two judge bench comprising Chief Justice K S Radhkrishnan and Justice Akil Kureshi reserved the order.

Farmer leader H K Thakar had challenged the allotment of the land in Sanand to Tata Motors for its Nano car project. Arguing his case,Thakar submitted that the state government’s action of allotting land for the Nano car project amounted to ‘misuse of land use’,as the said land had been acquired for the preservation of cattle only.

He said the British government,had in the early 20th century,passed a resolution to use the land acquired by it for the preservation of cattle only and not for other purpose. Thakar said the allotment of land for car manufacturing amounted to violation of that resolution.

Thakar also submitted a copy of that resolution to the court for consideration. He said the state government must submit a copy of the MoU signed with the Tatas to the court.

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Thakar also questioned the huge amount of loan being given to the Tatas by the state government from public money.

He said the farmers were not getting adequate power supply for agriculture,while the Tatas will consume a huge quantum of power in their car factory,thus further worsening the power supply to the farmers.

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First published on: 05-05-2009 at 01:02:47 am

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