No legalisation of illegal colonies: Vijayvargiya
   Date :05-Jul-2024

No legalisation of illegal colonies 
By Bhavana ‘Aparajita’
To tackle the tangling problem of mushrooming illegal colonies in the State, a tough law is likely to be introduced soon. “Illegal colonies are a big problem. A nexus is working in the State. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav had already given instructions to frame a tough law to tackle the problem of illegal colonies,” State Urban Development and Housing Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya told the House during the Question Hour. The Government would come up with a Bill to this effect soon, he said. “Illegal colonies, the Urban Development Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya declared that a problem festers, a nexus, insidious and shadowy, weaving its web across the State.
The minister added that the existing illegal colonies would not be legalised, but basic amenities would be made available in such dwellings. The Madhya Pradesh Government cleared about its a tough law to rein in the sprawling menace of illegal colonies in the State. The State Government, for a long time, grapples with clandestine settlements that defy zoning norms and mock urban planning. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, resolute in his resolve, issued a mandate: a law, unyielding and formidable, to wrestle with this hydra of unauthorised settlements. The Government has hammered out a bill to wield authority, striking at the roots of encroachment. But let it be known: Existing illegal colonies won’t find absolution. No regularisation, no amnesty. Yet, basic amenities, a lifeline, will trickle into these haphazard dwellings. Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya stood before the House. BJP MLAs Hardeep Singh Dang and Rajendra Pandey raised their voices, painting a picture of mushrooming colonies and beleaguered residents.
On the fourth day too, the Nursing Colleges Scam continued to rock the ongoing Monsoon Session of the State Assembly, with the Opposition Congress on Thursday demanding a debate on its breach of privilege motion against State Minister Vishwas Sarang. After the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition Umang Singhar demanded a debate on the motion. Other Congress MLAs also joined him. Speaker Narendra Singh Tomar said that he would decide on the Congress’ demand after examining their application. The Congress legislators alleged that State Sports, Youth Welfare and Co-operative Minister Vishwas Sarang, who was the former Medical Education Minister, gave incorrect information to the House in his reply on the nursing scam issue. The Congress has charged that Sarang’s false reply amounts to a breach of privilege. From the onset of the session on July 1, the Congress has been targeting Sarang over the issue and demanding his resignation.