Will probe all land scams of previous govt: Haryana minister

Chandigarh, Oct 26: Hours after taking oath as cabinet ministers, Anil Vij and Capt Abhimanyu said that the BJP government would order a thorough probe into the alleged land scams of the previous Congress government.

Abhimanyu said all the alleged land scams of the previous Hooda government will be probed. Anyone found guilty will be dealt as per law, Vij added.

"We will order a thorough probe into all land scams of the last ten years. Even if a single inch of land is found to have been acquired in violation of rules, those found guilty will be given exemplary punishment so that no one dares to indulge in such scams in future in Haryana," Abhimanyu, the Narnaund MLA, told reporters here. Vij, the five-time MLA from Ambala Cantt, hit out at the previous Congress regime for allegedly indulging in scams and corruption.

"Nearly 70,000 acres of land was acquired from farmers and sold at high profits. We will order probe and anyone found guilty, be it any official, Robert Vadra or (former Chief Minister) Bhupinder Singh Hooda or anyone else, will not be spared," Vij told reporters.

Notably, BJP and other parties had in the run up to the assembly polls attacked the previous Hooda government over the Robert Vadra land deal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning for BJP in Haryana had also kept the alleged land scams in the state at the centre of his attack. Meanwhile, Vij said among the priorities of the new government would be to improve law and order situation, which had allegedly broken down during the Congress rule and ensuring all-round development in the state, which had witnessed "regional bias in development". "We will also ensure that basic needs of people are fulfilled," Vij said.


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