Arvind Kejriwal’s minister approved felling of trees for Rs 23 crore, says BJP
Bharatiya Janata Celebration leaders as we speak staged a dharna outdoors Sarojini Nagar police station to ‘expose Aam Aadmi Celebration’s double requirements close to reducing of timber’ within the Capital.
Chief of Opposition Vijender Gupta, MLAs Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Jagdish Pradhan and insurgent AAP chief Kapil Mishra accused Delhi Atmosphere Minister Imran Hussain of taking Rs 23 crore as fee to approve reducing of timber in Delhi.
They sought to again the allegations with a replica of letter, dated October 2017, that was allegedly signed by Imran Hussain.
BJP sought to again the declare with this doc
The letter, Vijendra Gupta claimed, reveals that the minister gave a nod to the reducing of timber twice earlier than the paperwork have been despatched to Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
Vijender Gupta mentioned that on the premise of accessible paperwork and knowledge, it may be concluded that the Aam Aadmi Celebration authorities quietly gave permission to cut down timber however when the general public objected, they put the blame on the Central authorities. Nevertheless, the Centre, Gupta mentioned, has no position in any respect for granting this approval.
In an announcement, Vijender Gupta additionally acknowledged that the matter of felling of timber comes below Delhi Preservation of Bushes Act 1994 (Delhi Act 1994) and that the Delhi authorities is absolutely competent to grant approval for felling of timber.
BJP alleged that Delhi Atmosphere Minister Imran Hussain accepted bribe.
BJP leaders alongwith protestors have been seen sloganeering and elevating banners towards the Kejriwal authorities for ‘misguiding the general public’. Insurgent AAP chief Kapil Mishra mentioned that now that Imran Hussain has been outed, Arvind Kejriwal should droop his minister.
There was a variety of political slugfest ever because the choice to chop over 16,000 timber was made. They will be minimize to construct flats for presidency staff and a industrial advanced in seven colonies of South Delhi.
NBCC is redeveloping Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Nauroji Nagar whereas the Central Public Works Division (CPWD) is managing the remainder 4 colonies in Kasturba Nagar, Thyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri and Mohammadpur.
A number of protests broke out towards the choice, with locals and activists launching their very own ‘Chipko Motion’, a forest conservation motion the place individuals embraced timber to forestall them from being minimize in Uttarakhand (then Uttar Pradesh) within the 1970s.
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