Surjewala charges Khattar Govt. for diluting RERA

| Updated: Jul 27, 2017 02:33 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 26 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and AICC Media Incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday charged the Haryana Government of betraying the interests of small and medium home owners by diluting the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 (RERA). Surjewala said that the Congress Party would expose the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) duplicity and double dealing in rendering the protection and accountability of the builder to ordinary investor completely worthless. Describing the dilution of RERA as a treachery with the people of the state, Surjewala said, "Congress brought RERA for ensuring time bound completion of projects, accountability of builder and a systematic reform where ordinary home owner could stand upto the might of the rich builders lobby." "Can Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar explain the reason for deleting the definitions of 'Carpet area' and 'Flat' in the Haryana Real Estate (Regulation and Development), Rules 2017," he said. He further alleged that the state government's decision of equating the 'Occupation Certificate' with the 'Completion Certificate' in the Haryana RERA Rules smacks of clear malice and complicity. The Congress leader said that it was a common legal knowledge that the rules cannot be contrary to the inherent intentions of the mother act, but the Haryana Government has killed the letter and spirit of the RERA and the interests of ordinary home owners in the process. (ANI)