Allahabad High Court cancels land allotted to Reliance’s Dadri plant

December 4th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Pranab Mukherjee Allahabad, Dec 4 (ANI): The Allahabad High Court on Friday cancelled the land allotted to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL) for a gas-based thermal power plant at Dadri in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

In 2004, Mulayam Singh Yadav led state government had allotted 25,000-acre land to the RNRL.

The land allotment was challenged by 47 farmers of Dadri village under the leadership of former Prime Minister V P Singh.

RNRL is also fighting a case related to the gas supply to the Dadri plant against Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, Mulayam Singh Yadav raised the issue of gas row between the Ambani brothers in the Lok Sabha making a strong plea for gas from Reliance at cheaper rates for state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Yadav said Petroleum Minister Murli Deora’s affidavit to the apex court was against NTPC’s interests and the assurance made in the House by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

This is the second time this year that Yadav has raised the issue in the House.

Earlier, on July 29, he had raised the issue of supply of gas to the Dadri power plant.

Anil Ambani has accused the Petroleum Ministry of helping his brother Mukesh, in his decision to go back on his commitment to supply gas to the Dadri plant being planned by him. (ANI)

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