Chandigarh, August 4 – Haryana Congress General Secretary and MLA Mr. Anand Singh Dangi has asked the former Chief Minister Mr. Om Parkash Chautala to make public the details of the land given to various Trusts named after Ch. Devi Lal and his family members during his regime.
Challenging Mr. Chautala, Mr. Dangi said that he should declare how much land and on which terms and conditions, the Gram Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies of the State gave lands to various family Trusts of Mr. Chautala. It has become important as Mr. Chautala was criticizing the State Government despite high lease rate of Rs. three lakhs per acre per year, being paid to the Ullawas Panchayat by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust for setting up of an Eye-Hospital, which was earlier being paid only Rs. 600 per acre per annum. So the people of the state have a right to know the reality about the whole issue, he added. Mr. Dangi said that Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust has taken five acres of land from the village panchayat on lease of 33 years for setting up a Charitable Eye-Hospital. The Trust would treat the poor people free of cost and provide Class-IV jobs to the village people. So much so, the land along with the building would be returned to the village after 33 years, he further added.
Mr. Dangi said that with the clarification of Mr. Chautala, the people of the state would be able to know about the real contribution and charity works undertaken by various Trusts named after Chautala family, despite getting huge chunks of public lands through the Gram Panchayats and other Urban Local Bodies during his regime.
Mr. Dangi said that Mr. Chautala should also explain the people about various pending cases in CBI Courts and framing of charges against Mr. Chautala and his two sons. Whether these cases related to the prevalent loot and land grabs during his tenure or whether these cases were related to forcible transfer of public lands to the family Trusts, he asked.
The Congress leader said that the people of the state have not forgotten the bad patch of Chautala regime, when there was no rule of law and various Chautala family Trusts grabbed public land. He asked Mr. Chautala to not to try to befool the people as they were intelligent enough to understand the reality.