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Haryana govt to reconsider land acquisition in Gurgaon


Jyoti Kamal,CNN-IBN
Aug 02, 2011 at 12:43pm IST

New Delhi: The Haryana government will reconsider the acquisition of over 850 acres of land in Gurgaon that the 'Gandhis as trustees' tag swung the deal. CNN-IBN had reported on Monday how 8 acres of land was given by the Haryana government to the Rajiv Gandhi trust to set up a charitable hospital.

A bunch of 65 petitions was filed by landowners, contending that the 'Gandhis as trustees' tag swung the deal.

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court had pulled up the trust for violation of norms on Monday, embarrassing Rahul Gandhi, who had recently praised the Congress government in Haryana for its land acquisition policy.

The petitioners will have to appear before a high powered committee on September 6th.

The BJP has slammed the Congress on the acquisition. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "They want Yeddyurappa's head for one acre of land and in this case, huge area of land is involved with a trust managed by the Gandhi family. What was the need to go soft on this during acquisition? The Haryana government should explain this and cancel it."

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