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Kolkata: Rapped by Calcutta high court judge Sanjib Banerjee for discretionary allotment of land in a new township, former housing minister Gautam Deb on Thursday said the current government is distributing land in the same manner as he did previously.

Deb alleged the Mamata Banerjee-led government of West Bengal had allotted at least 147 plots under a discretionary quota and had handed out 87 crore in cash to various clubs in the past four years of Trinamool Congress rule. What is the rationale behind such largesse? he asked.

On the one hand, allotments under discretionary quota have been cancelled, but on the other, land has been distributed under the same quota, he said, adding: “This is highly contradictory."

Deb also defended discretionary allotment of land by him saying that in a parliamentary democracy it is not unusual for lawmakers to have such powers.

Debashis Sen, principal secretary in the state’s urban development department, denied the allegation of distribution of land under discretionary quota by the current government, terming it baseless.

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