Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 | Last Update : 06:21 AM IST
Opp. leader Vijender Gupta says BJP will raise 20 issues concerning Delhiites.
New Delhi: Ahead of the Delhi Assembly session starting on Monday, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, on Saturday, said that BJP will expose the high-handedness of the Arvind Kejriwal government by raising 20 issues concerning Delhiites in the next session.
According to Mr Gupta, the Kejriwal government works with political malice towards the opposition parties.
The way the Delhi government tried to mislead the mayors of the three municipal corporations on Friday, in connection with the long-pending notification that would declare 351 roads as commercial or mixed land use, establishes the fact that the government is working with malice towards the people of Delhi.
“In the year 2007, the municipal corporation surveyed the roads in accordance with the Delhi Master Plan-2021.
After passing a preamble and proposal, it first forwarded a list of 2,183 roads. Subsequently, notification for another 351 roads was forwarded to the government. However, neither the Sheila Dikshit government nor the present Kejriwal government notified these 351 roads,” pointed Mr Gupta.
Mr Gupta mentioned that the 351 roads were surveyed and the preamble was framed on the same basis as the earlier proposal of 2,183 roads.
“We want to ask the Delhi government that if the survey and proposal for 2,183 roads was in order, why are questions being raised in the case of the 351 roads,” he added.
Mr Gupta claimed that these 351 roads are connected with rural Delhi, unauthorised colonies, East Delhi, and such areas where people have built small shops by investing the earnings of their whole life.
He said that the Kejriwal government is deterring the notification of 351 roads only to avenge their defeat in the MCD elections last year.
“We shall raise 20 serious issues connected with the people of Delhi, including the ongoing sealing in the city; negligent attitude of the Kejriwal government in notifying the 351 roads; proposed hike in power tariff; etc. In a letter written to the Speaker of the Assembly, we have demanded that discussions be held on the issue of sealing, power-water tariff, Metro, health and education services, and deaths due to cold weather conditions,” Mr Gupta said.