Land worth crores allotted to BJP MP Hema Malini, for just Rs 70,000

NEW DELHI: An RTI enquiry has revealed that a land that is valued in crores currently, has been allotted to veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini just for Rs 70,000.

The land measuring 2000 sq metres in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area, has been alloted to the actress at Rs 35 per sq mtrs, reveals an RTI reply recieved by RTI activist Anil Galgali. Hema Malini is yet to return previously owned land as well as fulfil the financial compliance for the new one.

Interestingly, earlier Congress MP and current IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla too had been benefitted in a similar way which had created a huge ruckus. Ultimately, Shukla’s BAG company had to returm the alloted plot.
Recently, it was reported that the land was sanctioned to Hema Malini to set up a classical dance school almost 20 years after she had approached the State for a plot.
The actress had first approached the state govt with a request for the plot in 1996 which was sanctioned by late Bal Thackeray. However, later the plot was marked under CRZ and she sought for another plot which has now been sanctioned to her.
The RTI enquiry also reveals that while the proposed cost by the Dance Academy was over Rs 18.40 crores, the govt had asked it to submit a certificate stating how it would get the funds required. The Academy in its response had intimated that it has Rs 3.50 crores available while the balance will be raised through bank loans.