Sibal provides staunch support to Sheila Dikshit

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Kapil Sibal-Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, Aug 12: With the 'Go Sheila Dixit' clamour echoing in Parliament getting prominent, the Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has come out strongly supporting Dixit. She was facing the flak after she was named in the CAG report on the Commonwealth games. Sibal stated in no less terms that no body has the power to remove her from office.

Sibal has been quoted as saying, "No party has the power to remove Sheila Dikshit from chief ministership. They can show black flags but she will come out cleaner." He was speaking at the foundation stone laying function of the Chandni Chowk Road Redevelopment Project.

The function witnessed some unpleasant situations when the BJP leaders in the MCD consisting of Mayor Rajni Abbi and Leader of House Subhash Arya boycotted the event while other BJP activists staged a protest against Dixit.

Sibal during the event thanked the Delhi govt for the allocation of Rs 45 crore for Chandni Chowk redevelopment project. He said, "The whole purpose behind the redevelopment plan was that the area should look beautiful. The tourists come and see the beautiful footpaths and aesthetic look besides tehzeeb and culture of the area in the walled city."

Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra said that efforts were on by the MCD to bring back the historic pride of Chandni Chowk. He added, "However, the big challenge before the civic body was how to bring back its glory without complete alteration, obstacles, and problems to the people of the area."

He further stated on the plans that the road from Lal Quila to Fatehpuri Mosque will be redeveloped and added, "After that, the link roads that include Khari Bawli, H C Sen Marg, Asplanade Road and Diwan Hall road will be strengthened. In the second phase, the other important link roads such as Nai Sadak, Naya Bazar, Lal Kuan, Chawri Bazar and Matia Mahal will be taken up for strengthening."

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