Reacting to registration of an FIR against him in re-allotment of a plot to AJL, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday said the state’s BJP government was following a policy of ‘badla’ (revenge) and ‘badli’ (transfers) of government officials.
The State Vigilance Bureau had on May 5 booked Hooda, who was then chairman of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), for alleged irregularities in re-allotment of plot in Panchkula to Associated Journals Limited (AJL).
Besides Hooda, the then officials of HUDA and the office-bearers of AJL have also been booked in the case.
The Indian Express was the first to report, on December 12 and December 15, 2015, on the irregularities in allotment of 3,360 sq metres plot in Panchkula.
Defending his government’s decision, Hooda said: “There is nothing wrong with the decision to allot land to AJL. There was no loss to the government exchequer. HUDA is not a profit-making organisation. It works on no profit, no loss.” Hooda added he got to know that the action was taken after a letter from the Leader of Opposition, INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala. “The moment the government got the letter, this was done.”