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BJP to protest revision of circle rates

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up to launch a protest, as the Delhi government is contemplating revising circle rates in Delhi.

delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2011 23:41 IST
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The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up to launch a protest, as the Delhi government is contemplating revising circle rates in Delhi.

The rate determines the minimum amount that a buyer needs to pay to the treasury towards registration of a sale deed.

Strongly opposing the government’s move, leader of the opposition in Delhi assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra said it would further make it difficult for a middle-income person to own a property in the Capital.

Delhi government plans to increase the circle rates between 50% to 200%.

Vijender Gupta, president, Delhi BJP, said the anti-people Congress government of Delhi was going to crush the hopes of the people to get a roof over their heads.

“After this increase the minimum price of land in Delhi will be R30,000 per square metre,” Gupta said.

Delhi government had increased circle rates by 100% in February this year.

“If the rates are revised according to the new proposal then the rate for A-category colonies will be R1,72,000 per square meter. It will not be possible for the common man to purchase land at such high rates,” said Gupta.