nLeader of Opposition (LOP) in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Sunday blamed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Kejriwal Government for its ‘inaction’ and ‘inability’ to find workable solution to the traders’ problems for the last four years in conformity with the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Gupta said that since pollution control is the sole responsibility of his Government, he must rise from slumber and take immediate action to provide relief to the traders by finding lasting solution acceptable to both traders and NGT.
The Court had instructed the Government to relocate the scrap industry in Mayapuriin 2015 but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal kept on sleeping over the matter, he said.
Accusing Kejriwal for failing to take action to hold sealing on both long and short term basis, he said that the Chief Minister committed blunder as he allowed the matter to drag on for so long and did not go to the NGT during the last four years to settle the matter. As short term measure he should have requested NGT to allow it to wait till the enforcement of Code of Conduct, he added.
The LoP said that the Kejriwal government did not issue notice of action to the traders and straight away decided to act in hurry
during the election days. “The traders were taken by surprise by sudden action of the Government, particularly during the election days, that too festivals,” he said.
“The most atrocious action of the government was to impose fine of Rs 50 lakhs on defaulting units and order power company to disconnect power supply to the defaulting units. The traders are in no position to pay such huge penalty,” he said.
Delhi BJP President, Manoj Tiwari, meanwhile, accused the State Government of planning the incident. “This incident was pre scripted that how it should be presented before the people. Arvind Kejriwal had already prepared a tweet and the Radio ad for this purpose,” he said.
He further said that the step taken for sealing in Mayapuri by Kejriwal was an unsuccessful attempt to malign the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tiwari further said that when the court had already granted time to submit report by the 3rd May then why there was need to take direct action on 13th April? It clearly shows that the intentions of Kejriwal are not good, he said.
Clashes broke out on Saturday between security personnel and local scrap dealers during the sealing drive in Mayapuri area, insuring around 14 officials which led to blame game between the ruling party in Delhi and BJP ruled centre and municipal corporation.