I'm not grabbing land, will pay according to law: BJP MP Hema Malini

BJP MP and actor Hema Malini has rejected charges of land grabbing, as per a media report on Monday.

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
I'm not grabbing land, will pay according to law: BJP MP Hema Malini

Mumbai: BJP MP and actor Hema Malini has rejected charges of land grabbing, as per a media report on Monday.

As per NDTV, Hema has said that she was yet to get the land which had created a controversy.

The BJP MP added that she would make all the payments according to law once she gets the land.

The website quoted her as saying, "I'm not grabbing some land. I have struggled for 20 years.  It is my right to have this land. I don't even know how much I have to pay. I'll pay according to law."

She further said, while addressing the press, that a dance academy would be built there and children would be taught for free.

A month after the BJP-led government in Maharashtra announced allotment of a prime piece of land here to actress and MP Hema Malini for a dance academy, an RTIactivist had claimed on January 28 that the plot valued in crores is being given to her for a mere Rs 70,000.

This is the second instance when the BJP MP from Mathura has been alloted a plot in the financial capital and she remains in possession of the earlier one, activist Anil Galgali had claimed, as per PTI.

Galgali claimed that according to the documents obtained by him, the actress had been allotted the land, measuring 2,000 sq mt and located in suburban Oshiwara, at rate of Rs 35 per square metre (total Rs 70,000) by the Mumbai Suburban District Collectorate.

The Government should charge her the rate (for the current land) as per the ready reckoner and ask her to return the earlier plot, he had said.

The ready reckoner rate is an annual statement of property rates based on which the government collects stamp duty from buyers. It is the basis for calculation of market value of flats for stamp duty and registration charges.

(With PTI inputs)