Sealing drive in Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief Manoj Tiwari on Thursday announced that three municipal corporations in the national capital will soon pass a resolution to stop sealing in Delhi.
Sealing drive in Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief Manoj Tiwari on Thursday announced that three municipal corporations in the national capital will soon pass a resolution to stop sealing in Delhi. Tiwari said this at a press conference. This move by the MCDs is being taken to reach out to the traders of Delhi. Tiwari, while addressing reporters, said mayors of three BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations in Delhi are likely to pass a resolution “requesting that the ongoing sealing of properties be stayed for six months”. This announcement will be made at an emergency joint session that is slated to take place on Saturday.
Manoj Tiwari said, “In this emergency session, the three municipal corporations will pass a resolution, requesting that the ongoing sealing drive be stayed for six months. In that period, the civic bodies and the Delhi government will complete the clarification work… on conversion, charge rules and put them in public domain.”
Mayors of the three BJP-led MCDs- Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Preety Aggarwal and Neema Bhagat – at the same press conference launched an attack against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAM)-led Delhi government for “misleading people on the issue of conversion charge”. Preety Aggarwal said, “The money collected as conversion charge has not been misused. Whatever little diversion of funds has been made is in public interest. The Delhi government has failed to give the civic bodies proper funds as recommended by the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission.”
Tiwari added that the government had “failed the people of Delhi by neither notifying the commercial roads nor starting the formalities for regularisation of unauthorized colonies.” He further said, “They negligently filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking more time without submitting any work plan. As a result, the Supreme Court ordered that sealing will start.”