BJP failed to deliver promised affordable homes in Gujarat: Vaghela
GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Congress has decided to reiterate its most talked-about ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ scheme, which it had promised in the 2012 assembly elections and which forced then chief minister Narendra Modi to promise 50 lakh new affordable houses in the 2012 election campaign.
Gujarat Congress has also promised to launch a scheme to give youth an ‘unemployment allowance’.
During the 2012 assembly elections, Gujarat Congress created near-euphoria in the public with its ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ promise, and even registered around 25 lakh families who do not have their own home and want one at an affordable price.
However, Modi countered the Congress plan gain power by promising 50 lakh affordable homes. Now, the Congress again plans to ride the same wave by reiterating its ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ promise, as the state BJP government has failed to meet its promise of affordable homes.
Shankersinh Vaghela, leader of opposition (LOP) in the state assembly and senior Congress leader said: “The Gujarat BJP copied our idea of affordable homes in the 2012 assembly elections, and promised 50 lakh homes but did nothing after gaining power. They have not built even 1/10th of the promised number of houses so we have decided to re-introduce our scheme. We will start registering families who want affordable homes. We will expose the BJP, for not fulfilling its promise to give the people homes.”
He further said: “The number of unemployed youth has increased a lot in state. The state government is hiding the real data. We will register unemployed youth and give them an unemployment allowance after forming government. We will announce concrete plans for giving people homes and unemployment allowance for uneducated youth.”
The state BJP had announced its ‘My own home in my area’ and ‘Mukhymantishri Grih Samrudhhi Yojana’ (CM’s housing scheme) and promised 50 lakh new houses in five years, if it came to power in its election manifesto made public by Modi in the 2012 assembly elections.
BJP had also proposed an ambitious Rs 33,000-crore project, to be implemented by setting up a separate department to be headed by the chief minister for ensuring transparent and time-bound allocation. The state government has not formed any new department.