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JS watchdog for giving plots to lawmakers

  • Published at 08:56 pm October 23rd, 2014

The parliamentary watchdog on housing and public works ministry yesterday recommended giving plots to those lawmakers who are not getting any plot from the government’s housing projects in Dhaka such as Purbachal or others.

The same watchdog at its meeting on August 26 expressed its anger over not allocating plots to the MPs. 

Chairman of the committee Dabirul Islam at the meeting sought a plot from the Rajuk, the city development authority, on the ground that he sold his previous plot.

“The government should give plot in Purbachal or any housing project of the government to those who are yet to get plots in Dhaka,” Zahid Ahsan Russel, a committee member, told reporters after the meeting at the parliament building.

According to Rajuk rule, an MP will get one plot in Dhaka no matter how many times s/he has been elected lawmaker. 

Any MP getting more than one plots from the Rajuk project would face legal action from the authorities including cancellation of the additional plots.

There are cases that the MPs, especially during the rule of the BNP-Jamaat rule (2001-06), took more than one plots by providing false information. 

Again, some top-ranking ministers swapped their plots in cheaper areas with the ones in the posh areas such as Gulshan, Banani and Uttara.

Dabirul Islam presided over the meeting attended by the committee members, Housing Minister Mosharraf Hossain, Kamal Ahmed Majumder, Shadhan Chandra Majumder, AKM Fazlul Haq, Md Abu Zahir, Abu Saleh Mohammad Sayeed and Noor Jahan Begum.