HC extends status quo on BTC shifting

Hearing a petition by the employees’ association of BTC and management of BTC, the division bench headed by justice V Gopala Gowda extended the status quo till March 8.
Advocate General Ashok Harnahalli submitted that the government has no obligation to allot alternate land to BTC.

However, the BTC had submitted that the government on November 2, 1968 had agreed to provide alternate land for shifting the race course. Once the government agreed to provide alternate land to shift its activities, it passed the ‘illegal order’ on January 26, 2010 rejecting the BTC plea to provide alternate land, the BTC submitted in its amended petition.
The BTC argued that the agreements between the Turf Club and the State Government in 1983 and 2003 are invalid and are not binding on them.

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