Fidesz MP József Ángyán is asking the government to stop land hire tenders immediately and review the already closed ones after completing a report on the issue.
Ángyán, a member of Parliament’s agricultural committee, examined disputed tenders for the lease of arable state land in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.
He ascertained who ordered the withdrawal of the first tender for land in the Bükk National Park, a tender on which an agreement had been reached with local farmers.
At the second tender, three bidders received 50% of the land, each getting the use of 400-500 hectares.
Ángyán pointed out that 150 of the 380 points in the evaluations of business plans were based on subjective criteria, creating an opportunity for tailor-made decisions.
In one case, almost identical business plans were valued at 120 and 60 points, where the loser is a local farmer and the winner was not previously engaged in agriculture. As the business plans are almost identical, a crime may have been committed, Ángyán added.