Delhi Congress leaders to meet PM on demolitions
The Cabinet also discussed various aspects of the proposed legislation to be brought by the Centre.india Updated: May 08, 2006 14:24 IST
As the Centre contemplates bringing a comprehensive Bill on demolitions and sealing, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with DPCC leaders is meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to apprise him of the situation arising out of the court-ordered drives.
"The DPCC has sought a meeting with the Prime Minister, and we will tell him about problems being faced by Delhiites due to the demolitions and sealing drives," Dikshit told reporters after a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet chaired by her.
Among other issues the Cabinet also discussed various aspects of the proposed legislation to be brought by the Centre.
Delhi Congress MPs will also be part of the delegation meeting the Prime Minister.
Asked about the proposed Bill to be introduced by the Centre, the Chief Minister said, "We were the first to seek a Bill in the matter so that we could ease the panic among the people and there could be some relief for them."
She said the Bill should provide for action against ongoing constructions and major violators of building bye-laws and relief for minor violators.
Dikshit also demanded that there should not be any "pick-and-choose" policy in the MCD's action against illegal constructions and commercial establishments operating in residential areas.