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What is the MUDA scam in which Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is now accused?
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What is the MUDA scam in which Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is now accused?

| @indiablooms | 05 Jul 2024, 02:40 pm

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has come under fire over the alleged irregularities in the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) following the resignation of one of his ministers in a separate case, media reports said.

The opposition BJP has accused MUDA of illegally allotting an alternative site to Siddaramaiah's wife Parvati.

The BJP has protested outside the Chief Minister's residence and demanded his resignation.

Coming under fire, Siddaramaiah said the government is probing into the allegations and all allocations by MUDA have been suspended.

But what is the MUDA scam?

The MUDA 50:50 scheme, which was introduced in 2009 but was scrapped in 2020 by the then BJP government, promises land owners 50 percent of the developed land per acre which they give up.

Though it was scrapped in 2020, MUDA continued to allot land under the scheme.

MUDA continued even after the government ordered twice in the last six months asking it to cancel all allotments until clear guidelines are issued.

It is suspected that the sites were alloted to influential people and real estate agents instead of giving them to the eligible beneficiaries.

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