Mumbai: Slamming the BJP-led Maharashtra government over its announcement of garnering investments worth Rs 8 lakh crore during the Make in India week, the NCP on Thursday said at least 15 percent of the amount has been faked by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
On Thursday, Firstpost in an exclusive story how the Fadnavis government's showpiece MoU for housing for poor is a rehashed dud.
Furnishing the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Maharashtra government and housing body MCHI-CREDAI during the 'Make in India' week, the NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said the pact to develop 5.69 affordable houses in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is a “farce” as a similar MoU was signed during the Congress-NCP regime in 2010.
“The MoU signed between the state Housing department and MCHI-CREDAI is completely fake as we had signed the same MoU to develop a similar number of Affordable homes with the Housing body in 2010 when Ashok Chavan was the chief minister and Chhagan Bhujbal was his deputy,” Malik said while addressing reporters in Mumbai.
“The value of this MoU, signed by principal secretary of housing department Shreekant Singh and MCHI-CREDAI president Dharmesh Jain is 1.10 lakh crore which means that around 15 per cent of Rs 8 lakh crore announced by the Chief Minister is fake,” he said.
Malik further said that the MoU signed by Chavan had lapsed in February 2015 without a single brick being laid and that the government approached the housing body as part of the Make in India campaign only to give an impetus to Investments announcements.
“The government says over 82 builders are part of MCHI and this project will generate around 7.65 lakh direct jobs. We want to know who these builders are where will the government get people to buy houses as there is no money in the market,” he said.
Malik said that during the upcoming session of Maharashtra Legislature, the NCP will demand the government to put online the details of companies that have agreed to invest in the state during the Make in India week.
Fadnavis while speaking during the Make in India week had said that developers' body MCHI-CREDAI has signed a pact to develop 5.69 lakh affordable houses in the MMR area with a proposed investment of Rs 1.10 lakh crore.
"This MoU is in line with our aim to develop 11 lakh affordable homes in the MMR by 2020. We will act as a facilitator for the developers, who would submit their proposals under the scheme to develop affordable homes. We will ensure land and other clearances to ensure speedy execution of the projects," Fadnavis had said.