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BJP to Make Decision on Next Course of Action After Studying SC Verdict

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New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that it would decide on its next course of action after studying the Supreme Court judgement quashing allotment of land allegedly given away at a throwaway price to the Kushabhau Thakre Trust in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

“The party has heard the judgement cancelling the State government notification for allotting around 30 acres of land to the Trust. We will comment on the judgement only after we get an authorised copy of it,” State BJP spokesman Hitesh Vajpayee said.

He said as per his knowledge, the land allotment had been quashed merely on technical grounds and therefore “can be rectified.”

Citing an example, he stated that it was being said that the application for getting the land was made to the government, way before the Trust came into existence.

He said that there were a number of moral reasons for allotting land to the Trust and these were much more important than any technical grounds.

The land was allotted to the trust, named after the late BJP leader on September 25, 2004 by Uma Bharti, the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

The apex court passed the order on a petition filed by Akhil Bhartiya Upbhokta Congress, a Bhopal-based consumers’ society, challenging the government’s decision on the ground that the land at Basvadiya village was given at a throwaway price to the Trust in violation of the laws.

The trustees include senior party leaders L K Advani, M Venkaiah Naidu and Murli Manohar Joshi.

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