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Delhi sealing drive: AAP leaders to march to Parliament tomorrow

Chief spokesperson of AAP’s Delhi unit Saurabh Bharadwaj said his party kept on saying that the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi was to due to conversion charges and changes are required in the Delhi Master Plan 2021.

delhi Updated: Jan 28, 2018 20:32 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Markets across Delhi remained closed keeping with the call for a ‘Delhi bandh’ made by the Confederation of All India Traders to protest against the ongoing sealing drive by the MCD at Chawri Bazar on January 23. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders will march to Parliament on January 29, demanding urgent and concrete action by the Centre to immediately put an end to sealing of markets in the national capital, a senior party leader said on Sunday.

The Budget session of Parliament starts on January 29.

Chief spokesperson of AAP’s Delhi unit Saurabh Bharadwaj said his party kept on saying that the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi was to due to conversion charges and changes are required in the Delhi Master Plan 2021.

Both of these (conversion charges and Delhi Master Plan 2021) are under the purview of the three municipal corporations, being ruled by the BJP, and the Delhi Development Authority, Bharadwaj said.

Conversion charge is the amount one pays to convert one category of property to another, for example from residential to commercial.

Bharadwaj said AAP leaders would march to Parliament and try to put pressure on the Centre to bring in an ordinance in this regard.

Municipal corporations in Delhi have undertaken the sealing drive initiated by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee. Commercial premises have been sealed for failing to deposit conversion charges according to provisions in Master Plan 2021.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 20:31 IST