Manoj Tiwari is seen as one of the frontrunners for the post of chief minister. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Saturday took a jibe at AAP government in Delhi over registry of properties in unauthorised colonies and demanded apology from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for “spreading lies” and “misleading” people over regularising the unauthorised colonies in the national capital. Addressing a press conference, the Delhi BJP chief said, “Kejriwal should apologise to people for spreading lies. We will take legal action against him if he does not apologise to them in the next 24 hours.”
Tiwari added that registration of properties had already begun in unauthorised colonies and accused the AAP government of ‘obstructing’ and ‘misleading’ people over regularising the unauthorised colonies in Delhi.
On Friday, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri handed over the registry papers of houses to 20 residents of unauthorised colonies.
However, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questioned the authenticity of property documents being given by Puri, saying how can the registries be made without regularising unauthorised colonies.
Earlier, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had also attacked the Centre on the issue of unauthorised colonies, and had asked whether BJP's promise to regularise these areas was just an election gimmick.
The Centre has launched the Pradhan Mantri Unauthorised Colonies Awas Yojna (PMUDAY) to grant ownership rights to people living in unauthorised colonies.
Addressing a mega rally from Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier patted government’s back for fulfilling its promise of regularising the unauthorised colonies in Delhi.
Moreover, with Delhi set to go to elections next year, Manoj Tiwari is seen as one of the frontrunners for the chief ministerial post in the BJP. Tiwari belongs to Purvanchal, a region that also has a sizable population in Delhi-NCR.
(With PTI inputs)