xzThe BJP today illegally took over a prime land belonging to the State Water resource Department to construct its state headquarter at Basistha Chariali, Guwahati.
According to the employees of the State Water resource Department, the land was acquired from farmers in 1967 by paying money by the state water resource department ad the river research office was functioning from a sprawling 80 bigha campus.
The BJP arm twisted the revenue officials following an order from the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner who cited precedent of the AGP, who got prime government land to build their own party office, to justify his own order for the allotment.
The employees pointed out that had it been government land, they would not have objected but it was acquired land the state government paid a princely sum of Rs 8 lakh in 1967 to buy the land.
The employees demanded compensation. “They should pay us a compensation of four times of the market value. It will be Rs 24 crores: said an employee pointing out to the prime value of the property”.
The state Water resource Minister Kesav Mahanta also expressed helplessness as the employees running from pillar to post to save the property.
This morning the BJP top leadership led by its State In Charge Mahendra Sigh and General Secretary Mriganka Barman attended the take over ceremony as the BJP physically grabbed the property moving in heavy earth moving equipment besides constructing a house rapidly to avoid any Legal imbrogolio.
The BJP National President Amit Shah is supposed to come next week to do Silanyas for the idol.