'CM denotified 9 acres, 22 guntas of BDA land'

'CM denotified 9 acres, 22 guntas of BDA land'

In a barrage of accusations against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Opposition leader Jagadish Shettar on Friday added another nine acres and 22 guntas to the list of BDA land denotified by the present government.

While giving his speech during the vote of thanks to the governor, Shettar accused Siddaramaiah of denotifying two plots of land measuring nine acres and 22 guntas in Doddakallasandra, Banashankari V Stage. The land is located in two survey numbers – seven acres and 15 guntas in Survey No 59 and two acres and six guntas in Survey No 60. Shettar accused Siddaramaiah of denotifying the land under Section 48 (1) of the Land Acquisition Act.

“The chief minister has repeatedly said he has not denotified a single gunta of land after coming to power. But he has denotified nine acres and 22 guntas....and the document bears his signature,” Shettar said.

He referred to a reply given by Siddaramaiah to his own party MLC Motamma on Thursday. Shettar said that in the reply, Siddaramaiah had stated that the two plots in Doddakallasandra were denotified in 2014.

The BJP leader accused BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhatt of trying to shield Siddaramaiah in the Arkavathi Layout denotification mess. While Bhatt was given a free hand to talk to the media, another IAS officer, V Rashmi Mahesh, was slapped with a show-cause notice for giving details to the press about the misuse of funds at the Administrative Training Institute in Mysuru, he said.