Shimla: With private builder DLF having announced plans to construct luxury villas for sale in Shimla and Kasauli, opposition congress today lashed out at the government saying that it was hand in glove with the land mafia by permitting violation of state laws.
Congress president Kaul Singh Thakur said, â€œour party strongly opposes such kind of blatant violations of the section 118 of HP Land Reforms and Tenancy Act, 1972, which restricts sale and purchase of agriculture land in Himachal.
The government instead of protecting interests of the resident population was playing into the hands of the land mafia. Private builders have been granted permission to construct flats and houses for sale, he said.
DLF on Monday announced plans to invest Rs 500 crores on luxury housing project in Shimla, Kasauli and Goa.
A company spokesman of the countryâ€™s largest builder stated that the luxury villas in Shimla would be launched first.
The company would sell the 24 villas being constructed at Shimla only to the elite at a price of about Rs 3 crore, he said.