About 40 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs camped at the official residence of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, refusing to leave till he signs on a couple of projects including the one on the construction of Mohalla Clinics, NDTV said. “There should be no politics with Mohalla Clinics. It involves the health of 2 crore Delhiites. LG must clear the file immediately,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. In another tweet he said, “The public is suffering due to delays. The LG should call all officers and sort it out. I am prepared to come wid my ministers 2 Raj Niwas, if LG wants.”
Earlier in the day, while addressing a gathering in Punjabi Bagh, the chief minister urged the Lt Governor to clear the AAP Government’s slum policy, saying no politics should be done on the issue, PTI report said. Arvind Kejriwal also accused the Lieutenant Governor of sitting on the file for a long time. “Why is the LG sitting on this file? There should be no politics over the issue…God won’t forgive those who do not allow poor people’s houses to be built,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by PTI.
“I request you (LG) with folded hands to clear the file. Once we get the approval, we will start constructing houses for slum dwellers. If the LG has any objection about the policy, I am ready to meet him,” he added as per the agency. According to it, the Delhi chief minister had inaugurated nearly 1,206 community toilets in locations from JJ Basti near Deen Dayal Camp road in Punjabi Bagh. “In the last two-and-a-half years, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and other agencies had tried to demolish ‘jhuggis’ (slums), but we did not allow them to do so,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.