North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
“In light of the Bombay High Court’s judgment on the constitutional validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), the Haryana Government must review its dilution of RERA and implement the original RERA”, said senior Congress leader and Communication-in-charge of the Indian National Congress, Randeep Singh Surjewala.
The existing 95 percent of the projects had got excluded from the circumference of RERA after the dilution of RERA by Haryana’s BJP Government and resultantly the affected house owners got deprived of the due benefits of the RERA.
In a statement issued here, Mr. Surjewala said that the Bombay High Court decision has boosted the house owners rights by delivering a crucial decision on the constitutional validity and its implementation on the ongoing projects. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal should review the earlier decision of diluting the RERA and all the ongoing projects in the state should be brought back within the purview of the RERA so that the common people could get the financial relief for any delayed construction of flats by the builders, he added.
Mr. Surjewala said that the law brought by the previous UPA Government at the centre had come into effect all over the country from May 1, 2017, but the Manohar Lal government did not make any tribunal for a long time. The government authorities are working under the influence of builders and many mandatory guidelines have not been implemented to give benefit to builders at later stage, he further added.
Mr. Surjewala said that the dilution of RERA has proven beyond doubt that the BJP regime in Haryana is not bothered about the public interests and they are only working to benefit the powerful builders’ lobby. He reminded that despite various objections raised by various NGOs, project affected people and himself, RERA was weakened and diluted before being implemented in the state. He said that the lakhs of people waiting in the hope of their flat were worst hit by the dilution of RERA by the state government, who had deposited crores of rupees in builders’ accounts in their hopes for their own home.