Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lokpal Bhushans get 10,000 sq mt

Lokpal Bhushans get 10,000 sq mt: "

A short post :

Exhibit-A : The cop

What he did not mention was the discretionary manner in which the Mayawati government, early this year, allotted this land to him and another 10,000 sq m farmhouse plot to his lawyer son Jayant Bhushan. And in what raises questions of conflict of interest, Jayant Bhushan has appeared against Mayawati in the Noida statue park case.


The cost of each farmhouse plot is Rs 3.5 crore and allottees had to pay just 10% — Rs 35 lakh — at the time of allotment, the rest in 16 instalments. This is less than a quarter of the market rate, according to Vikas Singh’s petition.

Source : IE (Bhushans get land from Mayawati)

Exhibit-B : The Robber

Amid mounting opposition pressure on Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to quit following the controversy on allocation of prime urban land to his family members, the BJP leader’s son and daughter have surrendered their plots in the city.

Official sources said B Y Raghavendra, MP, submitted a letter to the Bangalore Development Authority surrendering 50 x 80 feet plot allotted to him in the upscale R M V Extension.

Source : IE (Yediyurappa Son /Daughter surrender plots)

A quick conversion of units :

Prashant Bhushan allotted 10,000 Sq Mt Noida farmhouse = 45 grounds (40×60 sq ft each) = 2.5 acres ; about 22 TIMES the size of Yeddy’s son BS Raghavendra.

Jayant Bhushan also allotted 10,000 Sq Mt Noida farmhouse = 45 grounds (40×60 sq ft each) = 2.5 acres ; about 22 TIMES the size of Yeddy’s son BS Raghavendra.

Actually, I dont mind these two luminaries taking crass advantage of this quota system. What really pisses me off is this defiant statement :

When contacted, Shanti Bhushan told The Indian Express: “My son and I were among the applicants and we were surprised when we got the allotment letters. I agree there is no transparency in the scheme and allotments have been made without any clear criterion. But why should we challenge this? The people who applied and were not given the farmland should challenge it. I have heard that bribes have passed hands for these allotments but, obviously, not from us. There may be a case for a scheme like this to be cancelled.”

Source (emphasis mine) : IE (Bhushans get land from Mayawati)

What ? Only people who get the shaft should challenge system ?

Then why are you (and your Dad) in the drafting panel ? You obviously dont know the feeling of shaft.

You, and your son sought to take full advantage of a system. One which in your own words

  1. is not ‘transparent”

  2. without “clear criterion”

  3. you have heard bribes passed hands

This is pretty much what everyone who will appear before your Lokpal will claim.


In another development, Mother India has been shown the door and Tiranga is in. Predictable.