YSRCP demands probe into land deals

Sept 24, 2014: Demanding an inquiry into a select few TDP associates acquiring land
banks in and around Vijayawada after the name was widely circulated as the
proposed capital, YSR Congress has said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has
been encouraging land sharks by sending signals which have jacked up land prices
to astronomical heights.  

statements of Chief Minister pointing that Vijayawada would be the capital have
encouraged his close associates to buy large extent of land in the peripheries
stretching to the neighbouring district and the prices have soared to
unbelievable heights.  

The hype
has created unprecedented hike in land prices and the situation has been
turning worse triggering law and order problems as well. We demand that the
land acquisition by private parties and all the deals should be inquired by a
sitting judge or a House Committee,” party spokesperson Tamminneni Sitaram told
reports here on Wednesday.  

the trend of abnormal rise of land prices is checked through a probe, it is not
possible to build a people’s capital if commercial interests are given a
priority. The state capital should be for the people and by the people and we
are opposed to the statements and moves of TDP government which have helped in
inflating the land prices abnormally. TDP leaders have been coming up with
proposals for the capital to further complicate the situation, he said.  

capital city should be a reflection of people’s aspirations and not the
corporate philosophy taking over the social cause. Chief Minister has been
changing his stance on model of capital from time to time. He hovered over
Singapore, Malaysia, and Washington and finally settled at Raipur as of now and
he has no clarity on the issue. He should also be categorically on land pooling

His talk
at the higher echelons has been jacking up the land prices which are much
higher than that of California or other such places. To check such unwarranted
hype, we demand an inquiry into the land deals in and around Vijayawada and
Guntur as people close to Chief Minister have acquired land in large extents to
make hay while the capital talk is still on, he said.

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