NEW DELHI: The BJP-NDA Government has come out with details of land, bungalows and flats allotted to various political parties in public domain on the directions of the Central Information Commission(CIC).
The government has allotted land to 10 political parties here, the maximum quantum of land to the Congress and the BJP. While the Congress got 8,093 sq m land in 2010 on Kotla Road, the BJP got 8,095 sq m land at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Road last year.
The CPI was the first party to get land to construct an office of its own in 1968 at 1,214 sq m land on Kotla Road. The Congress was allotted 1,127 sq m of land on Rouse Avenue on May 15, 1987. Interestingly, the CPM has been allotted land at three places -- 1,197.33 sq m land on Market Road (1983), 1,849.80 sq m on Kotla Road (2008) and 868 sq m land (2014). While theTMC was allotted 1,008 sq m land in December, 2013, the Samajwadi Party got possession of 4,047 sq m land in 2010. The JD(U) has been allotted 2,000 sq m land at Vasant Vihar and the RJD has possession of 1,904 sq m land on Kotla Road. The AIADMK has possession of 1,008 sq m land in Saket since 2010 and the DMK has 1,008 sq m land on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya road.
“The details of land allocated to various political parties are uploaded on website www.ldo.nic.in and details of bungalows and flats, suites in VP House allotted to political parties are uploaded on website www.estates.nic.in.” Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
The Directorate of Estates under the Urban Development Ministry has also revised guidelines for allotment of government accommodation for general pool to political parties last year. As per the new guidelines, the national political parties shall be allowed to retain and secure allotment of one housing unit for general polls in Delhi for their office use on payment of the licence fee. One residential accommodation would be allowed to be retained by the party president of the recognised national party. “The other buildings allotted or which are under the occupation of any political party stands cancelled,” the rule says.
The state level political parties that have minimum strength of four members in both the Houses of the Parliament could be “considered” for allotment of one double suite accommodation in Vithalbhai Patel House.