New Delhi: Disapproving of her Bihar
counterpart`s remarks that the city will come to a halt if
Biharis stop working, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
today wondered why such statements were being made as people
from across the country live here.
Dikshit said the national capital was a metropolitan city
and it "belongs to everyone" as people from different parts of
the country come and stay here.
"Delhi is a metropolitan city. Here people from Jammu
and Kashmir to Kerala to Tamil Nadu to Bihar to Uttar Pradesh
to Haryana live here. The city belongs to everyone. I don`t
know why such statements are being made when people are not
going (out of the city)," she told reporters here.
She was responding to a question on Kumar`s statement
at a function here yesterday that Delhi would come to an halt
if Biharis stop working for a day.
Asked whether the Bihar Chief Minister`s statement was
aimed at consolidating the vote bank of JD(U) ahead of the MCD
elections, she refused to comment.
On Delhi government slapping two show-cause notices on an
NGO run by Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta`s wife, the chief
minister initially said she was unaware of the development.
When pointed out that the Industry Department has
issued the notices, she said the department concerned will
follow up on it.
The notices were served to NGO, Sampurna, for failing
to provide the annual list of governing body members since its
inception in 2000, which the government says was a violation
of provisions of the Society Registration Act.