Land Scam: Allotment on Kanshiram's recommendation, Amar tells Maya

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) Furious over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati seeking Supreme Court permission for action against him over an alleged illegal allotment of plot in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party General Secretray Amar Singh today warned her of a ''no holds barred war'' against her and demanded an inquiry in the allotment of about 6000 plots during the Chief Minister's earlier stints in the state.

He also disclosed that the plot had been allotted to him on the recommendation of BSP founder leader late Kanshiram.

''The list of those given the kind of the plot allotted to me also figures the state's Who's Who like Mr Sheshank Shekhar Singh and Mr Net Ram and so many other high and mighty,'' Mr Singh said claiming that he has all the documents to prove that no illegality was involved in it.

Ms Mayawati's plea to the apex court is based on the report of an inquiry state's Principal Secretary, Urban Development, which has found that Mr Singh has been allotted a plot meant for the Economically Weaker Section(EWS) category.

It has also found him guilty of misusing his power during the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime.

Addressing a news conference here, Mr Singh vehemently denied that the plot allotted to him in the Vikas Khand sector of Gomtinagar in Lucknow was of the EWS category.

The action by Ms Mayawati was simply based on a report by the Indian Express whose reporter failed to make a difference between E category and the EWS category.

Explaining, he said E category was a small size plot for anyone without any income criterion.

He also said Ms Mayawati was acting on the report of a committee headed by Mr Lkaha '' who everybody knows was a very corrupt officer'' and about whose tenure a senior officer Usha Chatrath had held an inquiry.

Narrating how he got the plot, he said it was Jayant Malhotra who introduced him to Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav when he was running a joint government with the BSP, and it was BSP president late Kanshiram who had recommended his name to Mr Yadav for the plot allotment.

The Mayawati government's move comes in the wake of the Allahabad High Court restraining it from initiating action against Mr Singh. However, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, on June 13, gave liberty to the state government to approach the Supreme Court for proceeding against the SP leader.

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