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Congress takes a swipe at Tiwari on anti-sealing drive

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Reacting to the BJP’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari’s statement that he was against “pick and choose” in the “illegal” sealing drive, Delhi Congress Nyay Yudh convenor Mukesh Sharma said it proved that the BJP leader wanted sealing of nonpolluting household industries in areas not already affected by it.

Sharma said Tiwari had not even once demanded an ordinance to end sealing in Delhi and nor had he met the Prime Minister over the issue.

Sharma asserted that rattled by the Nyay Yudh, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party leaders were adopting various means to regain lost political ground.

Sharma alleged that the BJP was responsible for “widespread corruption” in municipal corporations, while adding that Manoj Tiwari should take responsibility for that and resign.

Sharma said that in 2006-07 then Union Urban Development Minister Ajay Maken had brought an ordinance to protect the people of Delhi from sealing, and he wanted to know what was the reason for the BJP government at the Centre shying away from issuing an Ordinance to stop sealing.

He said, “Tiwari and the BJP have accepted the allegation by the Congress regarding the widespread corruption taking place in the guise of sealing.” Sharma reiterated the Delhi Congress demand to dissolve the MCDs and set up a commission to probe the alleged corruption in the corporations.

Sharma alleged that due to the “collusion between the BJP and the AAP”, not only law was being misused, Delhi Government and MCD officials were also sealing those industries which have got legal protection in the Master Plan because “they were not paying bribes”.

He said for the first time, the Delhi government and MCD authorities were also “harassing people living in the Lal Dora areas”.