Meanwhile, Kejriwal asks President to act against Sheila

Arvind Kejriwal has already announced that government is studying files on Commonwealth Games to probe alleged irregularities.

New Delhi | Updated: February 4, 2014 6:20 am

 

The AAP government targeted former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly on Monday, writing to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking “strict action” against her. The AAP government targeted former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly on Monday, writing to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking “strict action” against her.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government targeted former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly on Monday, writing to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking “strict action” against her for alleged irregularities in the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

The President had sought the comments of the Delhi government on the report of former lokayukta Manmohan Sarin, which had accused Dikshit of granting provisional regularisation certificates to gain political mileage before the 2008 assembly elections.
In November 2013, Sarin had requested the President that in such cases, the person concerned should be advised to “shun these so-called pre-election sops”.

Delhi Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday: “We have presented our view that strict action be taken against the guilty in the provisional certificates matter. Things like these should not be done for political mileage before elections. This is misuse of position.”

Justice Sarin issued the order — his last before retirement — on a complaint filed by the BJP’s Harsh Vardhan against Dikshit in 2010. Vardhan alleged that Dikshit had misled the public and misused her position to issue clearances to the unauthorised colonies without first putting in place even basic infrastructure.

“As per procedure, the lokayukta’s recommendations are forwarded to the competent authority for action which in this case is the President. The President had sought the government’s view,” an official said.

Sisodia said, “Our comments were sought and we have simply concurred with the lokayukta’s orders and requested the President to take appropriate action under law against the guilty party.”

Sources said an FIR might be filed in the case in the coming days. They also said action may be initiated against the former chief minister over other lokayutka orders such as the misuse of public funds in government ads.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already announced that his government is studying files on the Commonwealth Games to probe alleged irregularities.

Dikshit refused to comment on this issue. Congress leader and union minister Manish Tewari said the AAP government should focus on fulfilling its election promises rather than diverting attention to other issues.

The minister said the Congress had extended support to the government to save the people from facing another election. “We do not remote control their administrative decisions,” he said.

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    Alok
    Feb 4, 2014 at 1:12 am
    Eye wash tactics from AAP.
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      Kesava Chandran
      Feb 4, 2014 at 1:48 am
      Those who eat salt have to drink water
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        Tegur Govind
        Feb 4, 2014 at 1:11 am
        Hope this is not just a eyewash before the due loksabha elections, going by khujliwal atude, he presented 360 page proof against Sheila Dixit, but hasn't spoken of any action!!!!!!!!!!!!
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          kaviverma_pagal
          Feb 4, 2014 at 2:04 am
          what happened to the FIR,or ask the anti corruption bureau which is under delhi government, as usual now arvind is fooling delhi public who voted for him openly
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            Rohan
            Feb 4, 2014 at 4:26 am
            Why ask President Delhi government itself can start investigation. This Kejriwal is running this government as if he is running central government. Why news of this small state more than Central government news. Media there is a limit.
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              Rohan
              Feb 4, 2014 at 4:26 am
              Why ask President Delhi government itself can start investigation. This Kejriwal is running this government as if he is running central government. Why news of this small state more than Central government news. Media there is a limit.
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                mahendra yadav
                Feb 4, 2014 at 7:22 am
                When a political party defends the utterly indefensible, it becomes unreasonable and arrogan, And AAP are doing that such a nonsence activity..
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                  mahendra yadav
                  Feb 4, 2014 at 5:40 am
                  kejarival blaming sheela dixit for only lokshabha election, shela dixit is much better CM then kejarival, she was no wast her time as well as people time, her devolopement in delhi is much better, like metro, bridge, transport, job.
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