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Bill on sealing, demolitions will not provide relief: BJP

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Describing as an "eyewash" the Bill approved by the Union Cabinet on the issues of sealing and demolitions in the capital, the Delhi BJP today said the Bill, in its present form, would not provide relief to the people of Delhi.

''This Bill is only an eye wash. If the Government wants to provide relief to the traders, residents, people living in J J colonies and Rehri-Patri shopkeepers then it should introduce a Bill with concrete solutions only after ascertaining the views of all the parties and representatives of the affected people. Only after that will the people of Delhi get relief from sealing and demolitions,'' BJP Delhi Pradesh President Harsh Vardhan said.

He alleged that the Congress was not interested in providing relief to the people of Delhi.

''It only wants a moratorium on the sealing and demolitions for a year in view of the forthcoming elections to the MCD. After the conclusion of the elections to the MCD the anti-people face of the Congress will again come up. The sealing and demolition shall again start in the capital,'' he said.

In this context, he said that the Supreme Court, without taking notice of the Bill of the Central Government, had clearly ordered that the sealing will continue in Delhi.

''It has made it clear that the Bill of the Central Government in its present form is not going to solve the problems of the people of Delhi.

Terming today's Delhi Bandh, called by the prominent traders organisations of Delhi, as successful, the BJP Pradesh President said the BJP had fully supported this Bandh. The Party leaders, office bearers and workers had contributed in an unprecedented way for making the Bandh successful.

''Today's Bandh has shown the unity of the people of Delhi to the Government. If the Government does not wake up then the people of Delhi shall be compelled to protect their shops and properties by taking law in their own hands,'' he said.

Meanwhile, BJP Legislator Harsharan Singh Balli, who was issued show-cause notice by the Supreme Court for indulging in acts of breaking seals of the premises which were sealed under the court orders, today presented himself in the court.

Protesting against the sealing and demolitions in the Capital, Mr Balli refused to get bail and again went to jail.

Earlier, Mr Balli, along with 500 workers under the leadership of the BJP Delhi Pradesh General Secretary Alok Kumar, raised anti government slogans at the MCD office.


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