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Bhubaneswar Jan 14: A team of “senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday met Governor Ganeshi Lal and sub-mitted their memorandum of de-mands while highlighting alleged irregularities in the sanction of rural housing scheme benefits.
The team comprised State BJP President Samir Mohanty, National spokesperson Sambit Pain, leader of opposition Pradipta Naik and oth-ers. The delegation demanded dis-qualification of illegal benefici-aries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and strict actions against them “Under the PMAY, the Centre has planned to convert all kuccha houses into pucca houses. However,
it has now come under threat due to the actions of the ruling party in the state. The PMAY has now been stolen. The people of the state are suffering due to the issue. Applications that were given in the panchayat elections are still pending with the panchayat of-fice,
” Mohanty said. “Upto 30,000 people ineligible par-ties have got honepchy unfair means. We have informed the Governor about the issue,” he added. Such an exercise is anti-consti-tutional. Naik said that the PM as-sured housing for all under the scheme. “We demand that only eli-gible persons get houses under the scheme. The BJD has taken up the housing scheme to brand their party. There are people who have received the houses illegally,” he said.