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Homebuyers tag Modi, Rahul in videos to pass real estate bill

The flat owners have created a hashtag ‘#passrerabill’ and are tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP leader Subraminan Swamy, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and others on their photos and video messages, seeking their cooperation.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2016 13:01 IST
Abhishek Anand
The flat owners have created a hashtag ‘#passrerabill’ and are tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP leader Subraminan Swamy, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and others on their photos and video messages, seeking their cooperation.
The flat owners have created a hashtag ‘#passrerabill’ and are tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP leader Subraminan Swamy, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and others on their photos and video messages, seeking their cooperation.

Homebuyers of the twin cities are recording video messages and tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social networking websites, urging him to pass the Real Estate Regulatory Bill during the budget session.

The flat owners threatened to hold a protest against Rahul Gandhi if the opposition did not support the bill in Parliament.

“Every homebuyer who is suffering from the arbitrary behaviour of builders is recording a short video message and tagging the Prime Minister’s official twitter account. The homebuyers are mounting pressure on the PM through social networking websites to pass the real estate bill,” Abhishek Kumar, president of New Era Flat Owners Welfare Association, said.

In the absence of any concrete law, several homebuyers are suffering because of delayed possessions, limited amenities and other problems.

The bill will create state-level regulatory authorities whom homebuyers can approach with their complaints. This authority will be empowered to prosecute and punish real estate developers for deficiency in service. The bill was cleared by the cabinet last year but it was not tabled in the Parliament because of debates on various issues and the opposition disrupting the proceedings.

The homebuyers said Rahul Gandhi did not keep his promise.

“In May 2015, when many of us were protesting at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, demanding that the bill be passed early, Gandhi had joined us. He had extended his support and slammed the BJP-led NDA government for delaying the bill. However, it seems like he has forgotten his promise and is not supporting the bill,” Indrish Gupta, a homebuyer and member of flat owners association, said.

The associations said they would protest against Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar on March 5 if he did not support the bill.

The flat owners have created a hashtag ‘#passrerabill’ and are tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, BJP leader Subraminan Swamy, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and others on their photos and video messages, seeking their cooperation.