VISAKHAPATNAM: The BJP has demanded provision of two-bedroom houses to the weaker sections instead of one- bedroom houses at least in GVMC limits.
The two-bedroom houses’ assurance, the TRS party’s most attractive election promise, gave a big boost to Telangana. For the first time in the country, the TRS with the two-bedroom houses’ assurance to the weaker sections registered great response from the people.
Keeping in view the urban areas, the BJP is also upping the ante for sanction of two-bedroom houses to the weaker sections.
The NDA government had sanctioned 2.17 lakh houses to weaker sections across the country.
Of them the lion’s share of 1,93,000 houses were sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh during 2016-17 under the ‘Housing for All’ scheme.
“There will not be extra expenditure for creation of one more bedroom to the existing single-bedroom house. According to the present rules, there is one ration card for one family. The government considers the entire family as one unit. How can a family stay in a single bedroom? . If the expenditure on interior expenditure is eliminated, two-bedroom houses are possible. The state government should seriously look into the issue,” said P Vishnukumar Raju, BJP floor leader in the Assembly.
Raju urged chief secretary SP Tucker to take initiative on the two-bedroom houses.
“I met the officials and explained the need of the two-bedroom houses to the weaker sections,” he said.