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Sealing drive: AAP leaders to march to Parliament tomorrow

By PTI Updated: Jan 28, 2018 7:49 pm

New Delhi, Jan. 28 (PTI): AAP leaders will march to Parliament tomorrow, demanding urgent and concrete action by the Centre to immediately put an end to sealing of markets in the national capital, a senior party leader said today.

The Budget session of Parliament starts tomorrow.

Chief spokesperson of AAP’s Delhi unit Saurabh Bharadwaj said his party kept on saying that the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi was to due to conversion charges and changes are required in the Delhi Master Plan 2021.

Both of these (conversion charges and Delhi Master Plan 2021) are under the purview of the three municipal corporations, being ruled by the BJP, and the Delhi Development Authority, Bharadwaj said.

Conversion charge is the amount one pays to convert one category of property to another, for example from residential to commercial.

Bharadwaj said AAP leaders would march to Parliament tomorrow and try to put pressure on the Centre to bring in an ordinance in this regard.

Municipal corporations in Delhi have undertaken the sealing drive initiated by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee. Commercial premises have been sealed for failing to deposit conversion charges according to provisions in Master Plan 2021.

By PTI Updated: Jan 28, 2018 7:49:52 pm