The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) is intent on destroying Delhi within the garb of clearing the town of encroachments, the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) mentioned on Thursday, a declare the saffron get together dismissed.
Addressing a press convention, Saurabh Bhardwaj, the AAP’s Higher Kailash MLA, accused the BJP of making an attempt to “uproot” the lives of “thousands and thousands of Delhi residents”.
“Corrupt BJP leaders, who’ve enabled unsanctioned constructions by charging exorbitant bribes, ought to have their houses demolished first. The AAP calls for that MCD [Municipal Corporation of Delhi] elections will probably be held on the earliest in order that Delhi residents can select their desired authorities to run the physique. The later elected MCD should take choices relating to these demolitions,” Bharadwaj mentioned.
“BJP has been in energy in MCD for the previous 15 years. Who allowed these unlawful settlements and encroachments within the first place? The BJP overtly enabled these unauthorized settlements,” he added.
Citing a doc, he mentioned the civic physique’s targets for the anti-encroachment program included “Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital Highway in Malviya Nagar.”
“I ask Adesh Gupta, the place on this locality do these unauthorized settlers reside? I am going there on a regular basis, however I’m not conscious of any such settlements. It additional mentions Qutub Institutional Space, Gautam Nagar, PVR Saket D-Block. This listing even consists of the identify of the very place I used to be born and introduced up in – Chirag Delhi Important Highway, which is well-known to be inhabited by Jat and Brahmin populations,” he mentioned.
After itemizing just a few extra areas purportedly chosen for anti-encroachment motion, Bhardwaj added, “Studying this absurd listing of places gives the look that [Delhi BJP chief] Adesh Gupta and his group that issued the order don’t reside in Delhi,” Bharadwaj mentioned.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor mentioned Bhardwaj used “undignified” language towards Gupta.
“The impact of the bulldozer appearing towards Bangladeshi and Rohingya is seen on the minds of AAP leaders who’re dropping management on their speech and have began addressing their BJP opponents in probably the most undignified language,” mentioned Kapoor.