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BJP to protest Delhi govt's action against Dwarka coop societies

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2010 21:40 IST
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Accusing Delhi Government of "despotic" behaviour, the BJP today said it will organise a protest on Friday against it for initiating punitive action against cooperative societies in Dwarka that held a self draw of lots for possession of flats.

Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said it will stage the dharna in front of the office of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies to protest against the government move to register FIRs in this regard.

"The government is guilty in the case. When Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and other Congress leaders were present during the draw, then why FIR was not lodged against them but only the society members?" he said.

On Sunday, six group housing societies had held a self draw of lots to get possession of the flats which were lying vacant since 2005 following investigation by CBI and subsequent court cases.

Following the allegations, the Delhi High Court had asked the CBI to probe the irregularities in the group housing societies.

Gupta claimed that the Delhi Government did not conduct a draw of lots even after an order by Supreme Court in this regard.

On the government move to cancel water and power connection to the flats, Gupta described it as "inhuman and despotic behaviour".

He said more than 6,000 flats of 58 societies were still vacant since 2005. "People waiting for allotment are making requests to the government again and again," he said.

In February this year, representatives of the group housing societies met Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and sought her intervention in finding a solution to the deadlock relating to possession of their flats.

The chief minister had asked the societies to submit their relevant documents for completing the formalities. She had also assured them that the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) will process their case expeditiously.

Allotment of the flats in Dwarka cooperative group housing societies were delayed by several years as a CBI probe found that many societies were fake.

Some members of 10 different cooperative group housing societies (CGHS) had held their own draw in January this year, which the Registrar of Cooperative Societies had declared as null and void.

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