Delhi Dy CM Writes To HM; Calls To Stop Demolition Drive

By: Priyanka Sharma
Updated: 13 May, 2022 10:08 pm IST
Manish Sisodia dismisses the allegations of BJP amidst the Excise Policy Row while addressing a press conference today

NEW DELHI: Calling out Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s unjustified bulldozer politics, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah asking him to stop the unnecessary demolition drive in the capital.

Sisodia claimed that the civic bodies have a plan that could render 70 per cent of the population in Delhi homeless.

“Civic bodies plan to raze 63 lakh houses in Delhi. Of these, 60 lakh houses are in unauthorised colonies while the remaining three lakh are those where people have extended their balconies or covered them. We have learnt that notices have been sent to them,” Sisodia said. “This will lead to huge destruction in the national capital. Almost 70 per cent of the population of Delhi will be rendered homeless,” he added.

“The Aam Aadmi Party will oppose the demolition drive and I have written to the Union home minister to seek his intervention in the matter,” Sisodia said. “I have written to him (Amit Shah) saying that this (the anti-encroachment drive) should be stopped. If bulldozers are to be used, they should be used to demolish the houses of those BJP leaders and civic body representatives who took bribes to allow such structures to be constructed,” he said.

On Thursday, an anti-encroachment drive in Madanpur Khadar resulted in protests and stone-pelting, with the locals claiming that legal structures were bulldozed.

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