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The Controversy Around Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav
The new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Yadav, has found himself embroiled in controversy just days after taking office. The Opposition Congress has levelled serious allegations against Yadav, accusing him of irregularities in a land case in Ujjain city.
Allegations and Accusations
Yadav, a three-time BJP MLA from Ujjain South, has been accused of large-scale manipulation in the Ujjain master plan. The Congress has alleged that changes were made to benefit Yadav and his family members, who own significant land near the Simhastha satellite town in Ujjain.
The Simhastha Land Dispute
The Simhastha fair, known as the Ujjain Mahakumbh, is held every 12 years, attracting millions of devotees. The controversy surrounds the use of land for the fair, with allegations that residential and commercial construction in the area was allowed against stipulated regulations.
Protests and Reversals
Protests from local temple authorities and the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) prompted the government to revert the land use back to agricultural. This decision was made to ensure sufficient space and amenities for the upcoming Simhastha fair in 2028.
Response from Yadav and Government Action
Yadav maintains his innocence, denying any wrongdoing in the case. He has dismissed the allegations as baseless. The government, led by Chief Minister Chouhan, intervened to reverse the land use and maintain it for the purposes of the Simhastha fair.
For more information on the Simhastha fair and the controversy surrounding it, visit Simhastha Official Website.
Source: The Indian Express Pvt Ltd – Published on 13-12-2023 at 17:41 IST