New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Tuesday questioned the BJP-led Union government's move to regularise 895 unauthorised colonies in Delhi saying residents of the settlements will not get any concrete benefit even if an Ordinance was approved to extend relief to them.
The party said the decision will merely extend the cut off date for regularisation of such colonies, over the previous resolution that was brought by the UPA government on 2007.
"The cut off date has merely been extended through updating the previous resolution adopted by the UPA government in 2007.
"But the residents of the colonies will still not be able to get even a map sanctioned from the Municipal Corporation. There will still not be any development work through MCD or MLA funds," AAP leader Manish Sisodia said in a press conference here.
Sisodia said that BJP and Congress treat the unauthorised colony residents like "milch cows" by offering them a "lollipop" ahead of every election.
"They treat the people of the unauthorised colonies like milch cows. Before every election they offer them a lollipop to catch votes, but take no concrete action whatsoever," the former AAP minister said.
The party said the decision was akin to then Sheila Dixit government's move to give provisional certificates and then forget about such colonies.
In a decision that will benefit about 60 lakh people in poll-bound Delhi, Union Cabinet yesterday approved an Ordinance to regularise 895 unauthorised colonies which have come up till June 1 this year.