Mother did not purchase govt land: Aravind Jadhav

Mother did not purchase govt land: Aravind Jadhav

Mother did not purchase govt land: Aravind Jadhav

 Chief Secretary Aravind Jadhav on Wednesday defended himself on the government land deal issue and said there was nothing illegal about his mother purchasing land near Sarjapur in Bengaluru Urban district.

In a two-page press note, the chief secretary said the controversial land at survey number 29 of Ramanayakanahalli in Sarjapur hobli was not government land when his mother, Tarabai, purchased it in 2002. “All other matters if any will be brought to light during enquiry and law shall take its course through due process if required... The Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru Urban, and the Revenue Department are seized of the matter as per the instructions of the Hon Chief Minister (sic),” he stated.

Though the issue was raised in the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the members chose not to discuss it.

Law Minister T B Jayachandra, who raised the issue, sought to know from the chief secretary the status of the controversial land. Then, Jadhav replied saying he has already issued a statement.

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