Cancel land lease to Baba Ramdev – Kaul Singh

Shimla: Opposition congress lashed out at BJP for failing to check corruption, posting tainted officers on sensitive positions and to divert attention accused the party of latching onto Baba Ramdev’s movement, someone to whom the state government had leased out land illegally.

State congress president Kaul Singh Thakur asked the government to revoke the lease deed for a large land piece allotted to Baba Ramdev in Solan district to set up a medicinal herb garden as the land in question could not be given to any private party.

He said that the land had been leased out in contravention of the agreement to construct a children’s park that the Himachal Pradesh government had entered into when it got the land as a gift from the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala.

“If the present government does not cancel the lease deed, should our party come into power in 2012, we will do it,” he said.

Defending the UPA II government for acting against corruption, he retorted that BJP was least qualified to speak on the subject as it had failed to take any action against those tainted with corruption in Karnataka, Uttrakhand, Gujarat and Himachal.

“The government has placed a list of tainted officers before the Himachal High Court but some of those very officers have been were handed out sensitive postings. It only shows the government’s resolve to fight graft,” he said.

Distancing the party from BJP rebel MP Rajhan Sushant’s agitation against corruption, he said, “It is an internal issue of BJP even though congress has firmly acted against ministers and other party functionaries who are accused of corruption, something which BJP high command has failed to do so.

About congress activists, particularly NSUI president Yedupatti Thakur, turning up at Sushant’s function on Wednesday, Kaul Singh said that the party had taken cognizance of the matter and a report would be sent to the party high command for necessary action.

He said the party would be launching its own drive against corruption and a rally at Baddi had been planned for 29 June.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik has nurtured Hill Post for over a decade. A chequered path had him drift from managing family owned apple orchards, to turning a documentary filmmaker, to a journalist - with India’s leading television networks and newspapers, to boot strapping in founding Start-Ups. He lives in Shimla.

1 Comment

  • Ramdev baba
    I have always support to you. because you fight for million dollar black money which is in swiss bank. If this money come in india then so many poor people get many benefit throw scheme
    I know swabhiman is your party which is try come in politics. but I don’t want to anything to this party I want you won against coruption. display information of corupted political. In congress some people are corupted otherwise government take action front of coruption

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