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‘Will expose those raising havoc in name of sealing’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 20, 2018, 4:23 am IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2018, 4:23 am IST

Tiwari claimed that he will not spare anyone who is corrupt whether it is MCD or the officials.

The Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Mr Tiwari in the matter observing that it was unfortunate that an elected representative tried to defy court orders. (Photo: File | ANI)
 The Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Mr Tiwari in the matter observing that it was unfortunate that an elected representative tried to defy court orders. (Photo: File | ANI)

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, against whom a contempt notice was issued on Wednesday by the Supreme Court for breaking the seal of a premise in Gokalpur, said he will be “lucky” to appear before the court to expose the corrupt officials who have played havoc in the city in the name sealing drive.

Asserting his respect for the court and the Constitution of India, Mr Tiwari said it was also time to expose those involved in pick and choose policy in sealing drive against poor and misguiding the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Mr Tiwari in the matter observing that it was unfortunate that an elected representative tried to defy court orders.

The apex court has summoned Mr Tiwari to appear before it on September 25, after taking cognisance of a report by its monitoring committee supervising sealing drive against violations of Delhi’s Master Plan and other irregularities.

The Delhi BJP chief accompanied by party workers and locals had on Sunday last broke seal on the premises of a house in Gokalpur that was sealed by East Delhi Municipal Corporation as a dairy was allegedly run from it.

“I am a public representative and I work under the oath of Constitution of India. My duty is to respect the law and also to oppose those who act illegally and make life difficult for poor,” said Mr Tiwari.

Alleging pick and choose policy adopted by some corrupt officials, Mr Tiwari said he was ready to face the consequences in dealing with such elements. “I have not much information about the Supreme Court’s contempt notice but I will be lucky to appear before the honourable court and expose the corrupt officials who have played havoc in the city in name of sealing,” he said.

The Delhi BJP president claimed that the house in Gokalpur was sealed against rule which permit residents of Lal Dora areas to have two cattle. “I am against this pick and choose policy. Why no action has been taken in Okhla where rampant violations have been committed. When it comes to such (Okhla) places, they drag cold feet and cite law and order issues,” Mr Tiwari added.

Mr Tiwari claimed that he will not spare anyone who is corrupt whether it is MCD or the officials. He also trained guns at Congress and ruling AAP in Delhi accusing them of playing politics over the issue of sealing.

“The problem of sealing is a product of their inability to find solution to the unauthorised colonies in the city. Congress ruled for 15 years and now Arvind Kejriwal is there who is busy in playing blame game and make life difficult for the poor people,” he alleged.

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