Opening a new front against outside supporter Congress, the Delhi Government on Monday wrote to the President seeking action against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged irregularities in regularising unauthorised colonies in the metropolis.
The move comes after the President sought Delhi government's comments on the report of the Lokayukta in which Justice Manmohan Sarin in November 2013 had ruled that granting of provisional certificate for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in 2008 by Dikshit was done to gain political mileage in the elections.
Sheila Dikshit. File Pic
During the subsequent hearings, the Lokayukta also had observed that the conditions of the Supreme Court order have not been complied with during the issuance of the provisional certificates prior to the election and sent the report to the President.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia said that Sheila Dikshit had done fake work and action should be taken against her and the Congress.
"The previous government did a fake work on the colonies. They provided fake provisional certificates for unauthorized colonies in Delhi and the Lokayukta has decided to put a stop on such actions," said Sisodia.
"Things like these should not be done for political mileage before elections. We have asked the president to take actions on such people. It depends on him now," he said. "We have presented our view to the president that strict action be taken against the guilty," he added.
A complaint regarding the matter was filed by BJP leader Harsh Vardhan in 2010. Vardhan had alleged that Dikshit had misused her power while issuing provisional regularisation certificates to unauthorised colonies in 2008.
The Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,218 unauthorised colonies before the 2008 assembly polls and had announced regularisation of 1,639 colonies just before the polls now. These unauthorised colonies in which around 40 lakh people reside do not have basic amenities.