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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi MP attacked the “diluted provisions” of Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill and slammed the Narendra Modi government for making the legislation pro-builders from being pro-buyers. Gandhi met several NCR flat buyers at the Congress head quarters said he had learnt that it is not just farmers and tribals but also the middle class people that are "suppressed" on matters related to land. Assuring homebuyers that he would stand by them, Gandhi said the bill lacked of transparency and that left buyers in a quandary. "They are told that you will get the flat on a particular day but for years they don't get the flat. They are told the super duper area of the flat would be so much but what is delivered is different," he said. He said the government was trying to destroy the Bill which Congress led UPA had brought to regulate the real estate sector. Former Housing and Urban Development Minister and Congress leader Ajay Maken also attacked the BJP-led NDA government saying it made "118 amendments" to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill. He said the intention of the Bill was to protect and support the buyers but the government had overturned its spirit through these amendments. DPCC chief Ajay Maken noted that terms like carpet area were defined as 'net usable area' excluding walls to ensure buyers' interest but they have been amended. Also the provision related to delays had been amended to suit the interests of builders. The UPA government framed the earlier Bill to make sure builders could not make changes in the plan but now it has been added that "minor alterations" are permissible, without defining it, to help builders. Rahul Gandhi assured the buyers that he would fight for their cause.

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