Mumbai: The ruling Democratic Front constituent Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday attacked the senior alliance partner Congress over the high prices of flats to be allotted by the government . In a statement, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) appeared to be in a race with private builders by charging exorbitant prices for its tenements, forgetting its primary objective of providing affordable housing to the masses.
He urged the government to direct the MHADA to lower the prices of the flats it planned to allot. Malik's statement willy-nilly points an accusing finger at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who handles the urban development department.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Minister of State for Housing Sachin Aher, both from the NCP, had earlier urged Chavan to make the proposed housing allotment for 1,259 flats and tenements affordable to the people in the lottery slated for May 31, 2013.
In 2013, for the first time in its history, the MHADA will be selling some Middle Income Group and Higher Income Group flats in excess of Rs.40 lakh, while the lowest priced flats for economically weaker sections and low income groups start at Rs.6.50 lakh....more
04:39 AM, May 03, 2013
New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday accused the Government of not taking any step to check high prices, poverty, unemployment or corruption, saying the budget was aimed at burdening the poor and subsidising the rich. The CPI(M) said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee promised to bring in or amend seven legislations to liberalise the financial sector and attract FDI which the UPA-I government could not do because of Left opposition....
05:18 PM, Feb 28, 2011