Announcement on unauthorised colonies meant to woo voters: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 22:53

New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Friday alleged that the city government`s announcement that 900 unauthorised colonies would be regularised at one go was aimed at wooing voters ahead of the 2013 Assembly elections.

Accusing Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of cheating the people, Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said, "In view of the forthcoming elections, Delhi government has again started making promises to residents of unauthorised colonies.
"Though the chief minister has announced that 917 colonies shall be regularised at once and all the legal and documentary formalities have been completed, it is beyond the powers of the Delhi government and the Central government to regularise unauthorised colonies," he said.
Gupta claimed that these colonies cannot be regularised till the Central Government makes amendments in the Forest Act, Ridge Management Board Rules, AMASR Act in addition to permission from the Delhi High Court.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 22:53

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