In the recent elections, the trading class have largely sided with the BJP in the capital — reflected in the fact that even as the vote shares of the AAP and Congress went through ups and downs, the BJP’s share remained largely constant.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh appearing for Tiwari claimed in the court that the monitoring committee wanted "to terrorize the people of Delhi" by carrying out sealing drive in unauthorised colonies which are otherwise protected under the law.
Environmentalist Diwan Singh said he had done a survey a few years ago, in which he found that around 70% of encroachment on the water bodies was by government agencies to build housing colonies, schools or other projects to ease the flow of traffic.
The court said the affidavit filed by Mukesh Suryan, the chairman of the wards committee of the Najafgarh zone, was “not at all satisfactory” since he was tendering an unconditional apology on one hand, and trying to justify his action on the other.
Delhi markets shutdown photos: Markets in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar are likely to remain closed on Friday and Saturday to protest against the recent sealing drives in the capital.