hear the news
The central government approved the change in the land allotment category for political parties. The Center has changed the category of land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi from ‘institutional’ to ‘government to government’ transfer. This will significantly reduce the outstanding amount. Sources gave this information.
14 political parties will benefit
He said the government had earlier this month approved the proposal of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry in this regard. Land rates under ‘Government to Government’ category are cheaper than ‘institutional’ rates. He said the change is likely to benefit 14 political parties, which were allotted land between 2000 and 2017. However, there has been no official statement from the ministry in this regard.
According to sources, the offices of 14 political parties including BJP, Congress and Janata Dal (United) owe the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry around Rs 150 crore. Sources said that after the change in the allocation category, it is learned that the BJP will owe around Rs 17 crore to the ministry, while the Congress may get Rs 27 lakh as refund from the government. However, there has been no official confirmation regarding this.
These parties were allotted land by the Land and Development Office (L&DO) between 2000 and 2017. As per rules, the area of land to be considered for allotment varies depending on the strength of the party in Parliament.