Delhi LG Indulging in Politics, Trying to Malign CM Kejriwal’s Image: AAP MLA on Mehrauli, Ladha Sarai Demolition Drive

Last Update: February 16, 2023, 00:00 IST

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.  (Image: Twitter/File)

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena. (Image: Twitter/File)

He also requested the LG to restore the victims to the places from where they were uprooted without any delay.

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena directed officials to stop an anti-encroachment drive citing “discrepancies” in land demarcation by the AAP government, party MLA Somnath Bharti on Wednesday accused him of “indulging in politics”. accused of being and attempting to “discredit” the chief. Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s photo.

On Tuesday, the campaign’s fifth day, Saxena directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to stop vandalism in Mehrauli and Ladha Sarai villages until further instructions. In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor (LG), Bharti, who is a member of the DDA, criticized him for issuing a statement claiming that the flawed land demarcation was caused by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

He also requested the LG to restore the victims to the places from where they were uprooted without any delay.

Raj Niwas on Tuesday had said: “The LG directed the Vice Chairman, DDA and local administration to immediately stop the demolition drive and assured the residents that their grievances would be looked into and discrepancies, as pointed out by them, would be rectified.” will be removed.” be examined”.

The AAP MLA said that “the demarcation which actually formed the basis of the demolition order was neither shared with the office of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal nor with the office of Revenue Minister Kailash Gehlot.”

“Any direction issued by the Chief Minister of Delhi and/or his cabinet/given on any issue to be dealt with by the Revenue Office cannot be disregarded by the officers and any deviation therefrom amounts to dereliction of duty and contempt of the Supreme Court.” India,” Bharti said in his letter.

“I am saying this because despite a clear order issued by Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot, the demarcation report was quashed and DM South was asked to demarcate afresh after inviting suggestions/objections from the people living on these lands. No attention was paid and instead the minister had to issue another letter seeking clarification from DM South on inaction on his order.”

Bharti said he requests Saxena to look into the “serious violation of the Transaction of Business Rules, NCT Act of the Government of Delhi, this serious violation of the Constitution.” India and various judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and punish the guilty officials for this grave affront”.

On the LG’s statement released on Tuesday, the AAP leader said that such an attempt was certainly political from your office with an intention to tarnish the clean image of Arvind Kejriwal ji and the Aam Aadmi Party government.

He thanked the Lt Governor for directing the DDA to stop the demolition in Mehrauli and Ladha areas till further instructions.

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