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BJP asks Govt to take action against middlemen in DDA scheme

PTI  New Delhi, December 28, 2010
First Published: 21:15 IST(28/12/2010) | Last Updated: 21:17 IST(28/12/2010)

BJP on Tuesday alleged that several middlemen and real estate agents were trying to take people for a ride and making illegal money by promising to get them flats in the recently announced DDA Housing scheme and asked the government to take action.

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"Many representations are coming that middlemen and real estate agents are asking for hefty sums of money (from people promising them flats).... It is a matter of concern," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

He said Delhi Development Authority housing schemes announced in the past also have been mired in controversies and scams.

"More than Rs. 500 Crore have been collected by these agents (in the present scheme)... A large number of middlemen are intevening to make back-hand deals," Rudy said.

BJP demanded a "full transparent lottery system in full public eye" on the scheme.

"People invest their life-long savings in such schemes," Rudy said.

DDA had recently announced a housing scheme in which more than 15,000 flats are available. More than 14 Lakh forms were sold. The draw is likely to take place by April 30, 2011.


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