A similar plot given to the institute with which Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was associated, had also come under the scanner.
Mumbai: Activists and parents organisations have welcomed the CAG report, demanding that the government must take back the unused lands. They alleged that in reality, most of these plots given on confessional rates are misused for private interests.
A couple of years ago, a similar plot given to the institute with which Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was associated, had also come under the scanner.
In the past, several prominent politicians availed of the laid rules to acquire prime land for their cultural and educational trusts.
The list of beneficiaries include former chief minister late Vilasrao Deshmukh, former chief minister A R Antulay, Congress leader, Rajiv Shukla and late BJP leader Gopinath Munde.
Education activist Vivek Korday too supported the stand taken by the CAG. “I am okay if the lands are given at concession to set up an education institute. But what we see today is that the institutes are using the land for commercial purpose. They are constructing banquette halls and making profit out of it, instead of the educational institute. At many places, this is seen as a land grab by the institutes. The points that are highlighted by the CAG report are correct. Such land should be taken back if they are incurring losses to the state exchequer,” Korday said.