Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Pankaj Pushkar has moved a breach of privilege notice against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of furnishing wrong information regarding issuance of licences to liquor vends.
Pushkar said he had filed the notice on Wednesday after receiving the replies from the deputy CM and he will raise the matter on Friday.
“I had sought answers regarding the consent needed to open a liquor vend from the minister of excise. However, the answers which I received were factually incorrect and it seems they were intended to ‘hide’ the Delhi government’s misdeeds,” said Pushkar.
Pushkar, who has been active with Swaraj Abhiyan, said that in reply to his question on whether there was any public consultation before granting licences to new vends in the last one year, Sisodia had said as per current rules there is no such requirement.
“This was factually incorrect as relevant sections of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010 make the deputy commissioner liable to take all reasonable steps to ascertain the opinion of persons, who reside or have property in the neighbourhood and are likely to be affected by the proposal,” said Pushkar.
He said that he would demand a detailed inquiry in the matter in the Assembly on Friday.