Dejected Amrapali home buyers decide not to vote in general elections

Photo: Samrat Roy, Akash Mishra
Posted: Mar 20, 2019

As Gautam Budh Nagar constituency, which has Noida as its one of the prime legislative assembly segments are going to vote on April 11, the disheartened and furious Amrapali home buyers have decided not to take part in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

The home buyers, who haven't got possession of flats despite paying more than 90 per cent of the amount, have started a new hashtag on social media #NoHomeNoVote to share their grievances.

Over 35,000 people, who have almost lost their hope of getting their dream home anytime soon, have been blaming the government for paying a deaf ear to their issues and calling the leaders "dual faced". Some even shared that they won't repay their existing home loans if the government does not help. 

The three directors of embattled real estate, Anil Kumar Sharma, Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar, got arrested last year and the matter is being looked after by the Supreme Court that castigated the company for playing "hide and seek" with the apex court.

Bedika, who booked a 3-BHK property in 2011 at Amrapali's Dream Valley, said she has given up on their dream home now as nothing has been done so far.

"We are just uselessly paying the hefty EMIs every month. Builders are in jail and the other representatives of the company have also kept mum on the issue. They said they can't comment as the matter is in Supreme Court now. With no help from the government, I don't know what is the point to vote?" she asked.

Another buyer feels, each party is a “thug with eyes on profits and corporates.”

“Why should we take any party's side? None helped us. Each is a thug with eyes on profits and corporates and vote?” asked Sona, who also booked a property in Amrapali's one of the prime projects.

Anil Kumar, who is currently a resident of Amrapali's Princely project at Sector 76, said he has got the possession of one flat but the fate of his another property in the same residence is in dark.

“We have paid 95 per cent to buyers but haven't got anything. The one which I have got has no lift and proper water facility. I stay on the sixth floor and my other flat is on the thirteenth. Since the matter is in SC, nobody pays heed to our scenario,” he added.

A facilitation centre had also been set up earlier this month for the Amrapali home buyers with complaints in Mandir Marg Police Station, New Delhi. Since the centre came up on March 1, police have received 121 complaints so far. The aim of the centre is to give comfort to the dejected home buyers.

TAGS: #NoHomeNoVote / Amrapali home buyers / Amrapali projects / Supreme Court / Noida news