Shah Commission starts hearing corruption charges against Modi

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    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Posted on: 04 Jun 2012, 11:51 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Enquiry Commission appointed by Gujarat government to enquire into charges of corruption levelled by opposition parties against Chief Minister Narendra Modi began its hearing on Monday.

    Retired Supreme Court Judge M B Shah is the chairman of the one-member commission appointed by the state government on August 17, 2011.

    Making its case against Modi, People's Union for Civic Liberties on Monday demanded that the state government should give details about the land given to various industrial houses and also sought to know whether the government rules were followed while allotting land.

    Special public prosecutor appointed by the Gujarat government, Bhaskar Tanna, argued that the charges made against the chief minister were baseless as the state government alloted the land as per the rules.

    Media was not allowed inside the court room. Further hearing would be held by the Commission next Monday.

    Modi government had appointed the Commission in the wake of opposition Congress submitting a memorandum to the President of India Pratibha Patil in June 2011 alleging that state government under Modi had indulged in large scale corruption and favouritism to industrial houses.

    The terms of reference of the Commission include enquiry into the allegations of Congress regarding favouritism toward certain industrial houses, state government's negligence in this regard, if any and any other allegation that the Enquiry Commission deems it fit to enquire.

    The Commission has also to study the manner in which land had been allocated to industry and analyse all tax concessions given vis-à-vis other states with Gujarat.

    The Commission will also look into post-1980 role of successive Gujarat governments in giving special relaxations to industrial houses.

    The terms of the Inquiry Commission are comprehensive and include all points raised by the Congress party in its memorandum to the President.

    The 15-point charter of allegations handed over to the Inquiry Commission includes conducting inquiry in allegation that land had been given to industries near the state capital at Gandhinagar at very low prices; that Rs 33,000 crore concession given to the Tata's Nano car project for relocation from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand.

    It also includes allegations over the land allotment to Adani Industrial House for Mundra Port and Mundra SEZ.

    Shah Commission starts hearing corruption charges against Modi
     
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    Aah, finally.Even congress has forgotten its allegations towards Modi.No barking from them from a long time about this.Tomorrow's newspapers would be headed by this news.
     
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    Oh, it's old news, just read recent news in today's gujju paper. Congi leaders were asked to remain present again and again but they didn't remain so commission has started inquiry without them. Govt has given various datas and evidences of land allotment to commission. These allegations from congress were printed for 1 week when they have been made.But congi leaders are shying from taking part in hearing and also media just posted this news in small column.Systematic propaganda is very high.
     
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    M B Shah commission conducts third hearing - The Times of India


    AHMEDABAD: Justice M B Shah inquiry commission, which has been set up by the state government to probe 15 charges of corruption and favouritism levelled by the opposition, conducted its third hearing on Wednesday.

    Congress MLA from Rapar, Babhubhai Meghji Shah appeared before the commission on various occasions presenting his grievances on land allotment to the Adani Group in Kutch. However, most of the issues raised by the MLA pertain to matters outside the jurisdiction of the inquiry commission.

    In response to the MLA's queries on land allotment, government officers showed him documents elaborating the procedure which has been in vogue since 1956. Two instances of land allotment to the Adani group occurred during the tenure of the RJP government, wherein Shah himself was finance minister, said government counsel Bhaskar Tanna. He also argued about collective responsibility on Shah's allegations of land allotment at lower rates during his tenure.

    Last week, the inquiry commission provided PUCL's Gautam Thakar an opportunity to inspect detailed records. But he did not turn up for inspection of the documents. His lawyer, however, has sought a copy of these documents. But the commission rejected this request terming it a delay tactic.

    Two Congress leaders, Arjun Modhwadia and Shaktisinh Gohil have levelled charges against the Narendra Modi government, but they also sought to raise all these issues before Lokayukta. None of them have attended the commission's proceedings. The next hearing has been fixed for June 21.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    To be frank, a commission appointed by the state govt to probe a complaint on the sitting CM is nothing but a joke an waste of taxpayer money.
     
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    Yeah but the charges themselves are bogus......Just read those bold parts, those leaders are not appearing against the court.Congress got media behind them but still they don't do anything...
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    One thing that irks me is why doesn't BJP play such tactics against Congress leaders, what i see is Congress is so obsessed with power that it targets all non-Congressis big leaders, it never misses a chance.

    Subramaniyam Swamy doing very good job BTW.
     
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    To fight congress mafia the person must be absolutely clean like Mamata Banerji or Narendra Modi. In the case of Narendra Modi they hv got hold of 2002 riots and they will keep dragging this for next 20 years. On all opponents Congress having some dirt. Google on how Indira Gandhi got Babu Jagjivandas to toe her line through his son. All this mafia style functioning started with Indira Gandhi.
     
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