BJP, AAP giving wrong facts to people: Congress


The ruling Congress on Saturday accused the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of misleading Delhi residents through their election speeches and campaigns.

The Congress blamed the BJP for delaying the regularisation of the capital's many unauthorised colonies and questioned the credentials of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday alleged that the BJP was presenting incorrect facts about the regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

"I want make it clear that 895 colonies have been completely regularised while development work has started in others. This decision is full and final and irrevocable," he said.

According to PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, corruption within the BJP-ruled municipal corporations was responsible for unauthorised constructions.

"They have already changed their CM candidate twice and now we have heard that their MLA nominees may change as well," Chauhan said.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Haroon Yusuf accused the BJP of misleading people on the issue of price rise.

"Putting up posters depicting prices of onion, tomatoes and other vegetables is actually an invitation for retailers to sell these commodities at exorbitant prices despite the fact the wholesale prices of these items have started to come down over the last few days," Yusuf said.

He said in 1998, the BJP lost power in Delhi not because of the high price of vegetables but due to mismanagement in the party.

Attacking Kejriwal and the AAP, Lovely said Kejriwal, who lives in Ghaziabad, was contesting elections in Delhi.

"Moreover, his party has been saying they will bring in a Lokpal if voted to power. They must first understand that for Delhi any legislation must be approved by the Central government," Lovely said.

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