Delhi Govt will not regularise a single unauthorised colony: BJP

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New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy were trying to befool the people of Delhi, BJP Delhi Pradesh President Harshvardhan today expressed doubts about even a single unauthorised colony being regularised.

''If they (the Chief Minister and Union Urban Development Minister) are really going to regularise these colonies within six months, then the Central and the Delhi governments should file an affidavit before the Supreme Court. It should contain an undertaking that if the colonies are not regularised within 180 days then both the governments are ready for penalty,'' Dr Harshvardhan said in a statement here.

The BJP Pradesh President said the DDA has received 1,477 applications for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

''In its preliminary scrutiny, the DDA has found that not a single application fully complies with the conditions and contain full details according to the norms.

There is a serious deficiency in application forms. Delhi government had to fix the boundaries of each colony. But without doing so, it has forwarded defective files to the DDA,'' the Delhi BJP Chief alleged.

He alleged that requirements for the application forms had not been complied.

''For one colony several applications have been filed. Some applications contain the same registration Nos. The DDA is facing difficulty in considering the applications. In some of the CDs annexed with application forms, the content has been erased. Some of the colonies have submitted videos in place of CDs.

The details submitted are not according to the advertisements.

In this situation, the DDA officers are of the opinion that not a single colony may be regularised,'' he said.

The BJP Pradesh President alleged that the Chief Minister was again misleading people of Delhi by lying to them that the Central Government has by an ordinance authorised the Delhi Government to regularise the unauthorised colonies.

''The Central Government has not issued any such ordinance authorising the Delhi Government as yet. The Chief Minister is taking the help of falsehood in this regard. The case of regularisation of unauthorised colonies is also pending in the Supreme Court. Neither the Central nor the Delhi Governments are pleading the case properly there,''he said.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said just before the MCD elections, in February 2007, the Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy had announced that all the unauthorised colonies shall be regularised within 90 days. This information was also provided to Parliament.

''Mr Reddy, Mr Ajay Maken and the Chief Minister have hundred times assured residents of the unauthorised colonies that the colonies shall be regularised. Thousands of such hoardings displaying 'Coloniyon Ko Niyamit Kar Diya Gaya Hai' have been fixed by the Congress leaders in Delhi and they have also organised hundreds of felicitation ceremonies for themselves,'' he said.

Whatever development works have been done in these colonies, the credit goes to the BJP. The Congress had in its many election manifestoes promised to regularise these colonies free of cost which have not been fulfilled as yet, he added, UNI AR SB HS1840

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