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Lokayukta pulls up Sheila Diskshit

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2010 23:58 IST
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Acting on a complaint, the Lokayukta on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for misusing her power and position in issuance of provisional regularisation certificates to unauthorised colonies ahead of the 2008 Assembly elections.

On the basis of the complaint and papers tabled by Delhi government's department of urban development, Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin said there was a "prima facie case" for initiating an inquiry into the allegations.

A petition was filed in the Lokayukta alleging that Dikshit had misled the public by issuing provisional regularisation certificate to 1,218 unauthoirsed colonies on the eve of Delhi assembly elections.

Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to 1,218 unauthorised colonies in September 2008, two months before the state was to go in for polls.

The certificates were handed over by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The petitioner alleged the government spent Rs 2.97 crore on "extensive advertising".