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AAP: L-G must quit over false info on landfill sites

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 4, 2018, 5:35 am IST
Updated : May 4, 2018, 5:35 am IST

Earlier this week, it had filed a petition in the green panel seeking cancellation of the allotment of landfills.

Anil Baijal
 Anil Baijal

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded resignation of lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal, alleging that an official body had lied in court on the allotment of two landfill sites in the national capital.

Last week, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had given in-principal approval for allotment of land for two landfill sites in Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran in the city.

AAP leader Dilip Pandey said that an advocate of DDA, headed by the L-G, had said in court that they had permission of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the allotment.

Mr Pandey said that Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain, who also heads Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), had said in a letter that the sites for the landfills were in Yamuna flood plains.

Hence, “the L-G, CPCB and EDMC chiefs should apologise to the citizens of Delhi for lying to them and resign from their posts,” Mr Pandey said. “The government is against any construction in flood plains.”

Earlier this week, it had filed a petition in the green panel seeking cancellation of the allotment of landfills.

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