New Delhi, Nov 29 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government can give registries to residents of unauthorised colonies in 15 days, urging the Centre to initiate the process of granting ownership rights to the people living in these colonies. Speaking to the media, Kejriwal said the people of the city do not want a law and will only trust the BJP if it provides the registry to all.
“I want to tell the people of Delhi, please do not believe that you will get ownership rights till you get the registries in your hands. You have seen the promises several times,” Kejriwal said.
After the Central government begins the process of giving the ownership rights to the people and completes the procedure, the Revenue Department of the city government will have to give registry to the owners, according to the Delhi government. He said his government is well prepared and can give “registry to all in 15 days”.
“If the Union government starts the process, the Delhi government will complete the issuance of registry documents within 15 days. We are ready”, said the Chief Minister. Kejriwal said he came to know the BJP would offer registry to only 100 people and would get all the media coverage. “This promise is meant for mere photo op. The BJP’s promise, like that of Congress, will betray people’s expectations.”
Kejriwal said lakh of residents of unauthorized colonies need registries of their properties and till such registries are actually in their hands, everything else is only eyewash. He said the Central process will take about six months, continuing even after the Assembly elections.
“If this was to take six months, then why did they not start it in advance. Why just three months before the election?” He said his government had sent the proposal in 2015. “Why suddenly, just two months before the elections, do they remember the authorisation?” Kejriwal said the people have been fooled multiple times in the past.
A Bill to regularise Delhi’s 1,731 unauthorised colonies was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with a voice vote to benefit over 40 lakh residents who have been residing in such colonies for years, a move termed by the Opposition as “vote bank” politics.