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AAP’s Rouse Avenue allotment illegal: Delhi Congress

Maken stated that “land” is a reserved subject, irrespective of whether it is owned by the Delhi government or the Government of India, and the state government has no power to allot land to the AAP.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 17, 2016 2:28:34 am
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Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken has said the Aam Aadmi Party government’s decision to allot Bungalow No. 206, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi, to the Aam Aadmi Party was in “gross violation” of all rules and procedures as the decision is “clearly beyond the powers of the Delhi government”.

Maken stated that “land” is a reserved subject, irrespective of whether it is owned by the Delhi government or the Government of India, and the state government has no power to allot land to the AAP.

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In a letter to L-G Najeeb Jung, Maken detailed the alleged rule violation by the AAP government in allotting the Rouse Avenue bungalow to the AAP. The bungalow was earlier occupied by AAP minister Asim Ahmed Khan.

The Congress has sought a CBI probe into the matter.

Maken has also demanded that the PWD immediately revoke the allotment, take its possession and recover market rent on a penalty for unauthorised use of the accommodation, furniture and electrical installations.

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