Today Bombay High Court questioned Maharashtra government whether they provided more than 600 acres land at a casual price to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda in Nagpur.
Sanjay Nirupam, Congress Mumbai Chief had filed an appeal claiming wrongdoings in the land allotment to Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda for establishing a food park in the Multi-Modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur.
He has purported that in current scenario market worth of the land is at least Rs 100 crore per acre; however, Patanjali Ayurveda got the land for Rs 25 lakh per acre which is just a casual price and does not match with the existing current price.
A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni asked the Maharashtra government to tell on which grounds discount, if any, was allowed to Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda.
The High court asked the state government to file an affirmation in reply to the appeal in 42 days. The court also desires to have all papers and details related to land allocation. Court wants to know if the allotted land relates to any farmers.
In the petition, Mr Nirupam alleged that State government preferred Ramdev’s Patanjali and contravened all tender standards to assign the land to the company. It was also added that the allotted land is associated with reserved forest area.