Going beyond “announcements”, the Union government should roll out the registration process for people in unauthorised colonies, “who are under the impression that it will not happen”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Friday, taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach to people residing in such colonies.
Since the Union Cabinet cleared the proposal to regularise these 1,797 colonies, housing a population of over 40 lakh, the CM has maintained that the Centre’s announcement will remain meaningless unless the registration process, the most crucial step in conferring ownership rights, begins.
While stating that the AAP was not in the race to claim credit, the CM reminded people that it is the Delhi government which made the first move by clearing the proposal in its Cabinet way back in November 2015, “which has now been accepted by the Centre”.
“It’s a good thing that registration is being opened. The Delhi Cabinet had sent the proposal to regularise to the Centre in 2015. The Centre took around five years to clear the proposal. They tried to stop our CCTV project, mohalla clinics, but we got them cleared.
“They stopped the regularisation process and we got this done as well. I wish work begins as soon as possible… I have come to know that people in unauthorised colonies think regularisation won’t eventually happen as similar announcements have been made in the past. They should do it, that is more important,” the CM told a press conference. Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot said the Delhi government is prepared to start the registration process.