Delhi

Kejriwal: BJP is against the Poorvanchalis

Hitting out against the BJP, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government wanted to demolish unauthorised colonies and was against Poorvanchalis living in the city.

Speaking at the inauguration of a sewerage project in Vikaspuri, Mr. Kejriwal said while the AAP government was working towards development and legalisation of unauthorised colonies, the BJP government wanted to “demolish” these colonies.

“Within three months of forming the government, we had sent a proposal to the Centre to regularise unauthorised colonies. It has been three years but Mr. Modi has not approved it so far. On the other hand, they filed a case against Satyendar Jain, who worked day and night for regularising the unauthorised colonies,” Mr. Kejriwal said, referring to the recent chargesheet against Mr. Jain by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Deletion of voters

Mr. Kejriwal also accused the BJP government of being against the people from Poorvanchal, alleging that the ongoing revision of the electoral roll in Delhi had deleted 30 lakh voters, 15 lakh of them being Poorvanchalis.

While the AAP has been alleging for the past month that there has been incorrect deletion of votes, the Election Commission of India has denied it.

The final list of voters is scheduled to be published in January.


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