Govt can't regularise colonies: BJP

Reacting to Delhi government’s announcement of regularising 917 unauthorised colonies, BJP Delhi pradesh president Vijender Gupta on Saturday said in the present circumstances and according to the provisions of the Gazette notification, not a single colony can be regularised.

“Rules for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies of Delhi were notified for the information of the general public in the gazette of India dated 24th March, 2008 and under it, 35 criteria were laid down by the government in this regard. The colonies can only be regularised after fulfilling the required criteria and completing several legal formalities. The government is only fooling the 50 lakh people of these colonies,” alleged Gupta at a press conference at party headquarters.

He added that the Congress government is fearing a defeat in the upcoming assembly elections and therefore these political stunts.

Alleging that government has always been non-serious about the condition of residents in these colonies, Gupta said it even deprived the then MCD of its powers to approve lay out plan, and other legal formalities for political advantage.

“It would be proper here to mention that in the year 2011, the MCD had amended layout plans of 160 unauthorised colonies and sent back to Delhi government for further approval. Delhi Government was to fix the boundary walls of these colonies, but after that the entire case was put in cold storage and nothing happened,” alleged Gupta.

He added that when MCD had sent the layout plans for these colonies, the papers were not returned to it after a required approval.

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