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People throng Maharashtra Mantralaya to submit ‘cheap housing form’

An official in the CMO said that the desk office has been told to accept the forms.

Mumbai | Updated: February 4, 2014 8:32:23 pm
People standing in a queue  at the first floor of Mantralaya to submit their forms.  People standing in a queue at the first floor of Mantralaya to submit their forms.

Thousands of people across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai on Tuesday thronged the state government headquarters to submit a form which they believe will help them to get house at Powai for a meagre Rs 54,000.

The people who received forms in their respective areas have claimed that it is the chief minister’s housing scheme. They are submitting the forms at the CMO desk section in the first floor of the Mantralaya. Incidentally, none from the CM’s office came forward to stop the process ever since it began from Tuesday morning.

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On the contrary, an official in the CMO said that the desk office has been told to accept the forms.

Meanwhile, the police has been called in to ensure that smooth functioning of the form submission. Some of those in queue claimed that their friends had submitted similar forms over the last two days.

Sunil Tiwari, one of the flat hopefuls from Sewri said that he receieved the form from his friend, who had filled and submitted it on Monday. “Since Mantralaya is accepting the forms, there is no reason to question its authenticity…. It must be a CM scheme,” he told Newsline.

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