DDA refutes Singh’s scam allegation

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DDA refutes Singh’s scam allegation

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh alleged that Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is under Urban Development Minister Harderp Puri, has been involved in scam in EWS housing scheme, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday refuted the claims and said 772 flats were constructed by DLF and allotted to owners which means they found the prices of these flats very reasonable.

The DDA in a statement said "The DDA meeting in this regard was also attended by representatives of Delhi Government on December 21, 2017. They had no problem with the costing and it was not raised by them so far. Raising the issue at this time is not clear,"

"The people had to pay the registry charges twice first to DLF and then to DDA. DDA sent a letter to Delhi Government on February 9, 2018 and subsequently on May 25, 2018 requesting it to waive off one side of this registration fee. However no call was taken by the Government on this matter," it said. 

However, Sanjay Singh said that the way the BJP leader, Union Minister Hardeep Puri and DDA officials reacted after his expose, it makes it clear that they all were involved with this scam. He said that this is a huge scam and officials of the DDA and ministers are also involved in this scam.

Addressing the media, Singh said, "The Minister said that he has no information about the 772 EWS-category flats dismissing the allegations as baseless. But, I will prove that the allegation is true and I am also shocked to see that Puri, a respectable minister is speaking lies on this matter. "There is a legal notice that the allottees of EWS category have sent to a number of authority including Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Office of the PMO, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Hardeep Puri."

Earlier on Sunday, Singh claimed flats should have been made available for Rs 6.90 lakh and Rs 11 lakh in easy installments. "(But) after years of struggling, those beneficiaries are told to arrange Rs 19 lakh and Rs 24 lakh, which means three times more than they claimed and promised." "My question is when you (DDA) put out advertisements of the scheme and claimed the flats are ready, then why should anyone pay Rs 19 lakh, 20 lakh and 15 lakh," he asked. "My other question is why did beneficiaries not get their flats for Rs 6.9 lakh? What scam did you do," Singh had asked.

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