Lt Governor Anil Baijal cancelled office allotment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, for violated the rules that powers on land in the national capital are vested with the Centre. The L-G also sought opinion of the Public Works Department on the issue.
The accommodation allotment to the AAP by the Delhi government was in clear violation of laid down rules as powers related to land in Delhi are vested with the Centre.
In November 2015, the AAP government had approved a policy for land allotment to state parties. The Kejriwal government then alloted a bungalow to the AAP on the Rouse Avenue early last year.
The allotment of the accommodation was one of the “irregularities” pointed out by three-member Shunglu panel constituted by the then L-G Najeeb Jung to examine files related to decision taken by the AAP government.
The BJP stated that, allotment of an accommodation for office to the AAP was a “criminal breach of trust and illegal encroachment of the property”.
“No sanction was taken from the Urban Development Ministry, the authority concerned, before for the move. Land is not a subject for the Delhi government. Even Delhi government’s PWD has flagged the allotment proposal,” Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said.
“Installation of furniture and electrical fittings made in the government bungalow was turned into party office on public expense. This was against the norms. PWD raised objections, but they were ignored by the Chief Minister,” Gupta added.