Chief Minister announces to scrap Apartments Act

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Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal announces that government is mulling to scrap the Himachal Pradesh Apartments and Property Regulation Act, 2005. Chief Minister said that government will scrap this controversial act in the winter session of the state Assembly. Government takes this step after finding irregularities in an inquiry conducted by a seven-member Joint Assembly Committee.

Chief Minister rebuked Congress for making hue and cry on the issue and added that it was the previous government who passed this Act and granted about 72 permissions to non-Himachalis to buy 2,071 bighas of land in the state as against 11 granted by the BJP to buy 371 bighas of land.