New Delhi: Facing criticism from the Opposition, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) withdrew the controversial farmhouse policy from the agenda of the Board meeting citing technical reasons.

The policy which was listed as the main agenda of the Friday meeting was withdrawn in the last hour.

It is worth mentioning that Dainik Jagran in its report had published the repercussions of the policy on common man after it would be implemented.

If the policy is implemented, 5000 acres of land meant for development for public services in Delhi, will go into the hands of few farmhouse owners.

DDA has been under pressure over the policy, both from people in support and against the policy.

However, the DDA officials have been keeping mum over the last minute withdrawal of the policy.

According to the board members, the policy was to be discussed in the meeting but Lt Governor said since the Delhi government has sought more time for their response, the policy has not been tabled for discussion.

The question here is when the Delhi government had not given its response, why was the policy listed for discussion in the board meeting?

From January, the authority has kept this policy for discussion four times in board meetings.

JPN/Bureau