‘Delay in regularisation of colonies cost Congress polls’

He said that regularisation was one of first issues Congress took up when it came to power in 2007

Written by Geeta Gupta , Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published:January 16, 2015 2:44 am

Congress campaign committee chairman and candidate from Sadar Bazar, Ajay Maken, on Thursday said the delay in handing over certificates of regularisation of unauthorised colonies is what cost the last Congress government a fresh mandate in 2013.

“The Delhi government could have expedited the process of handing over the certificates of regularisation. The people were clearly unhappy about it,” Maken said.

Hitting out at the BJP, the former New Delhi MP said the Union cabinet had passed orders for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in 2007, while the notification for this was issued in February 2008. “This should have been done in one year, ideally,” he said.

Maken added that regularisation was one of the first issues the Congress took up when it came to power in 2007 in Delhi. The regularisation of unauthorised colonies is also one of the key poll issues for the BJP in the national capital, as the party seeks to add Delhi to its winning tally since the Narendra Modi government took over at the Centre.

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