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SC refuses to intervene in HUDA’s auction of plots 
Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, August 25
The Supreme Court today declined to intervene in the auction of plots by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on the plea of MPs and MLAs outside the state, claiming reservation of certain per cent of plots for them.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Mr Justice C.K. Thakker and Mr Justice P.K. Balasubramanyan refused to take up the matter for urgent hearing when a petition on behalf of the non-Haryana MPs and MLAs was brought before it.

Refusing to list the matter for urgent hearing, the court said if the legislators from outside Haryana had any right to claim reservation in the allotment of plots, they could still get them through a legal remedy later.

“It is not something which needs early hearing. It is not something which cannot be reversed later,” the court observed and directed that the petition be put in the list of mentioning cases in the normal course of procedure.

The counsel, appearing on behalf of the MPs and MLAs contended that the Haryana Government had reserved a certain per cent of HUDA plots for MPs and MLAs outside the state but the authority in its auction scheduled had done away with this provision.

He said the provision of reservation to non-Haryana legislators was made on the same pattern as was applicable to personnel of the defence and para-military forces and employees of the Central Government.

The court’s urgent intervention was sought by the legislators on the ground that in the auction to be held in Panchkula, at least two plots should have been reserved for MPs and MLAs outside the state.




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