Wednesday, December 26, 2012

GPP accuses Modi of giving land in Sir Creek area to corporates

    Gujarat Parivartan Party leader and former minister of state for home Gordhan Zadaphia on Sunday alleged that Narendra Modi government had given away land near Sir Creek to private companies at a cheap rate. 
Chief Minister Narendra Modi had recently wrote to the prime minister, alleging that talks were being held about hand-over of Sir Creek area to Pakistan. The Prime Minister’s Office, however, said the claims are “unsubstantiated” “untrue” and “mischievous”. 
“If Sir Creek is the issue of patriotism, then Modi should clarify why his government gave away 40,000 hectares of border area land near Sir Creek in Kutch,” Zadaphia said. BJP government gave away the land at “1.5 paisa per meter square”rate,hesaid.“BJPhasgiven away the land at a throw-away pricetoSolarisandArcheanChemicals in an area which is considered very sensitive from security point of view,” he said. 
CONG ‘S TAKE ON SIR CREEK On the controversy over Sir Creek, Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia said “The area of 10 squarekilometreswaspartofIndia, is and will remain part of the country and nobody can snatch that away from us." Alleging that Modi has been planning to give away land of Sir Creek to industrialists, he warned that if this would happenthentheywillstageself-immolation to prevent it. AGENCIES 
CODE VIOLATION COMPLAINT AGAINST AMIT SHAH A complaint was filed against BJP leader and former minister of state for home Amit Shah on Sunday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by taking out a procession after the poll campaign deadline had ended. Shah is contesting from Naranpura constituency here. Gujarat Congress legal cell’s advocate Nikunj Ballar filed the complaint against the former Minister of State for Home with officials of Election Commission in Gandhinagar. “Shah today led a group of supporters in Sola housing area here with drums and other fanfare without prior permission, which is a clear violation of code,“ he said. PTI