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Land deal: Patil confronts K'taka govt with documentary proof

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Bangalore, Apr 26 (UNI) Producing documentary evidence to prove that prime land worth Rs 5,000 crore in and around the city was sanctioned to Mumbai-based real estate agents, Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Council H K Patil today demanded the state government cancel the deal immediately.

Releasing the state government's notification vetting the decision to allot the land at a press conference here, he pointed out that the land was allotted to the Mumbai developers by the State High Level Clearance Committee, headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in the name of promoting IT and BT industries and accused Mr Kumaraswamy of misleading the public on the issue.

He claimed that the beneficiaries had already started marketing their products saying that all public utility companies, including Bangalore Electricity Supply Company and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, and other related government agencies were committed to supporting their landscape projects.

Mr Patil alleged the state government had also disregarded the objections raised by the screening committee to the proposals of the land developers.

Mr Patil warned that he would be forced to take the legal course, if the state government failed to cancel the deal immediately. ''The agenda of the state government should be 'development' and not developers,'' he said.

He informed that he had written a detailed letter to Mr Kumaraswamy asking him to cancel the deal immediately. He had also brought to his notice that the deal would have adverse consequences on the farming community and only help affluent classes in the society, he added.

UNI MV RG YA VC1929

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