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AAP government seeks action against Sheila Dikshit

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 11:14am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

A month after assuming office, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal recommended strict action against his predecessor Sheila Dikshit for providing fake provisional certificate to unauthorised colonies in 2008.

Ahead of her assembly elections in 2008, Dikshit-led government had issued provisional registration certificates to 1,639 unauthorised colonies. BJP’s Harshvardhan in 2009 had moved a complaint in the Delhi Lokayukta alleging that the certificates issued were fake and illegal as the colonies were not provided with the basic civic amenities.

The Delhi Lokayukta had quoted a 2006 Supreme Court order restraining the government from regularizing any unauthorised colony in case the colony lacks basic civic aminities and services. Delhi’s former Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin had observed that issuing certificates just before the election was an attempt of the Congress to get political mileage.

The Lokayukta gave verdict against Dikshit. Before retiring, Sarin sent his recommendations to the president. Following the procedure, the president had asked Delhi government for its recommendations on the observation.  On Monday, Kejriwal in his recommendation to the president has written that action be taken against the previous government.

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