The Congress on Wednesday said it would provide housing to all slum dwellers here if voted to power, a day after party vice president Rahul Gandhi promised right to shelter to the poor in the national capital.
Setting aside their week-long acrimony over conversion issue, members belonging to both sides on Tuesday joined hands in Rajya Sabha to pass a bill that will benefit lakhs of slum dwellers in the national capital facing threat of demolition.
The Delhi High Court was told on Tuesday that granting relief to slum-dwellers of Rangpuri Pahadi here, who are facing eviction, would embolden the encroachers and will adversely affect efforts of the forest department to protect the Ridge land.
The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of poor dwellers and stayed the eviction and subsequent demolition of their houses built on land of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board at Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.
BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday took a swipe at the Centre and Delhi governments, saying internal migration have taken place due to wrong policies of the Congress and if voted to power, his party would identify such migrants and ensure their basic necessities are met.
A Special CBI court has decided to frame charges against ten persons accused in the multi-crore land scam saying the evidence prima facie show they were involved in fictitious allotments to slum dwellers.
They own ration cards, voter IDs
and some even passports but a number of slum dwellers in the
capital are being forced to stay in makeshift homes after
being evicted from their houses without a notice prior to the