Govt may bring Bill to stop MCD demolition drive
The central petition for a six-month suspension of the court-ordered drive is due for a hearing on April 28.india Updated: Apr 19, 2006 21:49 IST
The Centre will bring in a legislation to stop MCD drives in the Capital if its request to the Supreme Court for a six-month halt on the demolitions is turned down, former chief minister Madan Lal Khurana claimed on Wednesday after meeting Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy.
The central petition for a six-month suspension of the court-ordered drive against illegal structures and commercial establishments in residential zones is due for a hearing on April 28.
Khurana, who met Reddy to seek early redress of public concerns over the MCD drives in Delhi, told reporters that he had suspended his plans for a hunger strike to protest the MCD drives after his talks with Reddy.
The veteran Delhi leader who also spoke about his strained ties with the BJP, said he would soon make some "disclosures" about the 1999 Indian Airlines hijack, claiming Congress MP RK Anand has given him certain "documents" related to the incident.
He said he would submit his resignation from the BJP on Thursday.