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'Over 80% of Delhi encroached, will BJP...': Kejriwal blames MCD's 15-yr-rule for mess

The Delhi CM slammed the MCD and said if bulldozers raze shops and houses of 63 lakh people in Delhi, which are considered illegal, it will be the "biggest destruction" in independent India.

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya New Delhi Updated on: May 16, 2022 13:09 IST
A bulldozer being used to demolish illegal structures
Image Source : PTI

A bulldozer being used to demolish illegal structures during an anti-encroachment drive by the MCD, at New Friends Colony, in New Delhi

Highlights

  • CM Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with AAP MLAs over anti-encroachment drive in Delhi.
  • During the meeting, he said AAP is against the way anti-encroachment drive is being carried out.
  • He said that AAP will ensure people residing in unauthorized colonies will get ownership rights.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs over the anti-encroachment drive in the national capital by the civic body at his residence in Civil Lines. He slammed the BJP's 15-year misrule in MCD for the mess and the illegal properties in the national capital, stating that Delhi has not been made in a planned way. 

"More than 80 per cent of Delhi can be called illegal and encroached. Does that mean you will destroy 80 percent of Delhi?" he asked the saffron party in an online briefing.

"They are reaching colonies with bulldozers and razing any shop and house. Even if people show them papers to prove that the structure is not illegal, they do not check them," he said.

He also slammed the MCD and said if bulldozers raze shops and houses of 63 lakh people in Delhi, which are considered illegal, it will be the "biggest destruction" in independent India. The party is against the way the anti-encroachment drive is being carried out, he said, adding nearly 50 lakh people stay in unauthorised colonies, 10 lakh in 'jhuggis' and there are lakhs of people who have modified balconies or done something that does not conform to original maps.

"That means homes and shops of 63 lakh people will be bulldozed. This will be the biggest destruction happening in independent India," he said. While noting that the Aam Aadmi Party is against encroachment and wants Delhi to look beautiful, he said razing homes and shops of 63 lakh people will not be tolerated.  He assured people that the AAP will solve the problem of encroachment and that people residing in unauthorized colonies will get ownership rights.

(agencies inputs)

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