Muniyappa lands in 'G' site soup

A public interest litigation was filed in the High Court on Tuesday alleging that Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises K H Muniyappa has obtained a ‘G’ category site from Bangalore Development Authority  (BDA) by furnishing a false affidavit.

The petitioner, B V Chandrashekhara Reddy, said Muniyappa, who was then an MP, was allotted a ‘G’ category site measuring 60x80 sq feet in Banashankari 3rd Stage in 2002 when the S M Krishna government was in office.

 “Even though the then market value of the site was Rs 24 lakh, the site was allotted to Muniyappa at a subsidised rate of Rs 7,51,825 on July 22, 2002. The market value of the site, now crosses Rs two crore. Even though there were two sites in his wife’s name in Dommasandra and Sanjayanagar, Muniyappa filed a false affidavit with the government to obtain the site in Banashankari,” the petition said.

‘Cancel allotment’
The petitioner sought a direction from the High Court to the State government to cancel the allotment.

Refuting the allegation, Muniyappa told Deccan Herald in New Delhi that he had not committed any wrong in getting the site and claimed that the petition had been filed against him with an ulterior motive.

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