Legislators deny allotment of 'G' site

Legislators deny allotment of 'G' site

Basavanagudi MLA Ravi Subramanya and MLC Mumtaz Ali Khan, mentioned as beneficiaries of a ‘G’ category site allotted by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) by counsel S Vasudevan in his affidavit filed before High Court, have clarified that their names had been wrongly mentioned in the document.

The two legislators, in separate press releases, have denied they were beneficiaries of the site.

In his letter, Khan has stated that he had indeed applied for the site, but had returned it after he learnt that a BDA site applicant should not own a landed property in Bangalore.

“I had written to (the then) chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on June 24, 2009, requesting him to cancel the site,” he said. However, he said he had not received any endorsement or letter of cancellation from the BDA.

In another release furnished by Subramanya, the BDA has stated that he was neither a beneficiary of nor an applicant for site.

BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhatt confirmed that Subramanya had not been allotted a ‘G’ category site.

When Bhatt was told about the BDA’s information, obtained under the RTI Act, pointing to the allotment of sites to the two legislators, the BDA chief said they might have been allotted by the government and not the BDA.

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