Roshni Scam; land Grabbers Opposing New land law: Dr. Jitendra Singh

November 26: Accusing the Roshni scamsters and land grabbers of opposing the new land law of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the new land law is not against the common man or the poor, but against the mafia members of politician-administration nexus who have been for over half a century, constructing huge mansions, bunglows and commercial complexes on unauthorized land.

It is precisely for this reason that all these habitual law breakers have ganged up to spread a disinformation campaign against the land law which has been implemented as per the provisions of the constitution of India

Addressing meetings during the District Development Council election campaign in Chennai area, Dr Singh said, “the new land law will check Roshni like scams and illegal land grabbing in future.”

He said most of the cases of illegal occupation of land and illegal constructions were carried out during the National Conference-Congress and PDP-Congress governments, and its beneficiaries include high profile Ministers and bureaucrats from Kashmir as well as some of the then Ministers from the Jammu region who are now trying to deviate attention from their unlawful activities by crying hoarse for the cause of Jammu.

It is interesting to see, said Dr Singh that some of these former Ministers had always been demanding CBI inquiry even for insignificant cases but when the CBI has taken up the cases of land grabbing, unauthorised land use and unauthorized land purchase against the same persons, they have started objecting to the investigation.

He said as former Ministers, Chief Ministers and senior officials, the minimum they could do to establish their credibility and propriety is to cooperate with the CBI and prove their innocence.

Hitting hard at the false propaganda regarding MGNREGA payments having been stopped, Dr Singh said, the matter of fact is that the payment has been stopped for the agents who were acting as middlemen and taking away all the MGNREGA funds.

Under the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, a foolproof method has been developed of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the bank accounts of the MGNREGA workers so that the middlemen do not exploit them.

As for Chenani, Dr Singh said, India’s first ever major government project named after Shyama Prasad Mookerjee is the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, which has brought this place on the national map of India.

He said, “most of the time before 2014, this place was represented by the Congress MLAs and MPs but it is only during the last six years that the pending public demands were fulfilled including Tawi bridge, degree College, new National Highway with tunnel from Sudhmahadev to Khillani, upgraded Kendriya Vidyalaya at Chenani etc”.

Dr. Singh reiterated that all the injustice to Jammu was done when the Congress and National Conference Ministers from Jammu were part of the governments and if they are now saying that Jammu did not get its due, they are actually raising question mark on their own role as Ministers at that time.