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Kejriwal misleading people; bill on unauthorised colonies will be passed by Monday: Manoj Tiwari

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Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the people over the issue of regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the capital.

"The Kejriwal government is misleading the people of Delhi. He is lying even on the Bill on unauthorised colonies which was introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday and by Monday it will be passed in the Rajya Sabha too. 17 people gave their opinions on the Bill in the house yesterday, but it makes no difference to people who have no shame left," Tiwari told ANI here.

Earlier today, Kejriwal had said that residents of unauthorised colonies do not want any law for regularisation of colonies and they should believe the Central government only when the registration of their properties is completed.

"We are saying that the registration should be done. The Centre is saying that the process of registration will start after six months," Kejriwal told reporters at a press conference.

"They are going to give registration to 100 people for photo opportunities next month. But our question is that why are they not giving registration documents to all stakeholders," he added.

Asserting that the Bill will prove to be of great help to the people living in unauthorised colonies, Tiwari added, "By December 16, the people living in flats and houses in the unauthorised colonies in Delhi can get its registry done. Earlier, lakhs of rupees had to be spent to get the registry done but after this Bill is passed it can be done in just Rs 2000."

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Bill to provide ownership title to over 40 lakh people in unauthorised colonies in the capital with Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri saying that the move will change the face of Delhi.

The Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, was passed with a voice vote.

The minister accused the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government of "creating hurdles" in the process of giving ownership rights.

The Bill recognises the property rights of residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies and also provides some relief to the residents of such colonies from registration charges.

The properties in these colonies are at present not being registered by registration authorities.

The Bill seeks to recognise and confer rights of ownership or transfer or mortgage to the residents of such colonies on the basis of power of attorney, agreement to sale, will, possession letter and other documents.

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First Published: Fri, November 29 2019. 22:52 IST
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