1. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal says raising circle rates in Delhi will curb black money

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal says raising circle rates in Delhi will curb black money

Justifying the decision to raise the circle rates of agriculture land, Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today said that it will help the government curb black money in land deals.

By: | Published: August 14, 2015 10:18 PM

Justifying the decision to raise the circle rates of agriculture land, Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today said that it will help the government curb black money in land deals.

The ongoing tussle between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government yesterday intensified further when the latter refused to accept Jung’s stay on its order hiking circle rates for agricultural land.

“Due to government’s notification, people, who were involved in agriculture land fraud and buying the land through black money, are now losing in their business,” Arvind Kejriwal said here.

He also said that there was a huge difference between market and circle rates on agriculture land in Delhi, but after this notification, their circle rate is now equivalent to market rate.

“Before the notification, there was huge difference between market rate and circle rate.

“For instance, market rate was Rs 4 crore per acre, but circle rate was just Rs 53 lakh for agriculture land. With this, we have now equalled circle rate to market rate due to which the fraud in land deal has stopped,” the CM said.

Yesterday, Delhi Cabinet passed a resolution against the LG’s stay on increasing circle rates on agriculture land and asked officials not to follow the Lt Governor’s order.

Later, Jung returned the file on the matter citing “inherent inconsistencies” and sought a fresh notification.

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    shashanka Choudhury
    Aug 16, 2015 at 7:16 am
    The BJP is like a clumsy ed whale in its efforts to trip up the AAP. They can't see that apart from being nimble & fleet-footed in its governance, the AAP is also perfectly focused on what is right and needed for the city/state.
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