AAP intentionally delaying delimitation files: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday said that the Delhi government was “intentionally” delaying the file pertaining to delimitation of municpal wards of Delhi as it fears defeat in polls.

The Congress said that it will approach courts if the file on the delimitation of the wards was not cleared within three days.

“AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) government is sitting on the file of the final draft order on delimitation of MCD wards for the last two months, instead of forwarding it to the Lt. Governor for his approval,” Delhi Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee told media.

“It is done in a bid to delay the MCD (Municipal Corporations of Delhi) elections, which are due in April 2017 as the AAP fears its defeat in the elections,” she alleged.

Mukherjee also said that “it has been learnt that the AAP government has sent back the file of the final draft order on delimitation to the Delhi Election Commission, seeking some changes in the draft order.”

“According to rules, no changes can be made in the final draft order on delimitation of the MCD wards,” the Congress leader said.

Mukherjee said the Congress has demanded that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal ask for the file and accord his sanction to the order on delimitation of MCD wards within in three days.

–IANS

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