New Delhi: Calling for stringent action against greedy builders, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel on Thursday likened cheating of home buyers with rape. Also Read - Priyanka Gandhi Gets Late For Assam Rally, Runs To Stage; BJP Says 'Congress Always Late' | VIDEO

“The builders have cheated and defrauded these home buyers… These greedy builders should get capital punishment because the crime they have committed is no less than rape,” Goel said in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour. Also Read - Another Blow To Mamata Banerjee Ahead of Bengal Polls, Senior TMC Leader Jitendra Tiwari Joins BJP

Further, he also sought action against celebrities endorsing housing projects of such builders. Also Read - Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, BJP MP From Khandwa, Dies After Battle With COVID-19

Goel said that lakhs of home buyers had invested their hard-earned money in booking flats. But the greedy builders had cheated them.

He said that some celebrities have been associated with these builders.

“As there is penal provision for celebrities endorsing a product in case the product turns out to be inferior, the brand ambassadors of builders should also be punished,” Goel said.

(With IANS inputs)