“Trifurcation has created problems; several councillors for reversing the move”

The Bharatiya Janata Party which rules all the three municipal corporations in Delhi is preparing a proposal to demand a unified civic body. A committee headed by senior leader Nand Kishore Garg will review the case of reuniting the three civic bodies. 

According to Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, the trifurcation that was carried out by the previous Congress-led Delhi government in 2012 has created “more problems” and several councillors are in favour of reversing the move. The proposal was mooted at a meeting of BJP councillors across the three civic bodies. 

Further, the BJP-ruled municipal corporations decided to waive off the requirement of getting building construction plans cleared for construction at plots up to 100 square metres. 

“The owners of the plot up to 100 sq m. will just have to give an affidavit to the corporation that they would follow all the municipal rules and they can do the construction without any hindrance. This will help lakhs of small plot owners in the Capital,” said Mr. Goel in a statement. 

At the meeting of councillors, party sources said that all three corporations will take up the issue of municipal councillors not allowed to spend the money from the councillor fund in unauthorised colonies where more than 40 lakh people live. 

Mr. Goel said that councillors will stage a dharna if the Delhi Government does not allow this. “We will also go to the Lieutenant-Governor to get this permission,” he said.

Taking a cue from the Aam Aadmi Party, the party has decided to set up a helpline in the Delhi BJP office to monitor sanitation related issues to help residents. The party has asked its councillors to work on ensuring best possible sanitation in their respective wards.

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