Rahul Gandhi Promises 500-Square-Feet Homes For Mumbai’s Slum Dwellers

Gandhi said 500-square-feet houses will be given to slum dwellers within ten days of being voted in power.

Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally at MMRDA grounds, Mumbai. (Source: PTI)
Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally at MMRDA grounds, Mumbai. (Source: PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced on Friday that his party would give 500-square-feet houses to slum-dwellers in Mumbai within ten days if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections.

At present, 269 square feet houses are provided under the slum redevelopment projects in the city. Promising 500-square-feet houses, Gandhi said, “I am saying in ten days, but I assure you it will do done within two days.”

Gandhi addressed a rally at MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex. He described Mumbai as the soul of India adding that its strength and potential needs to be recognised.

Mumbai is “city of peace and brotherhood” which gives direction to the country, the Congress chief said.

Paying tributes to the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack, Gandhi said he welcomes back Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

The Bharatiya Janata Party was attacking the Constitution of India which is “your voice and does not belong to Modi or (RSS chief Mohan) Bhagwat”, Gandhi said.

“What was the need to remove Central Bureau of Investigation director at midnight. Planning Commission, which showed direction to the country, was wound up. For the first time the Reserve Bank of India governor had to resign. In Chowkidar's India, Supreme Court judges hold press conference seeking justice from the people of India,” he said.

On the proposed grand alliance of opposition in Maharashtra, Gandhi said, “Whoever wants to come along, Congress’ doors are open.”