xA senior chief of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday claimed that “legal notices” have been despatched to Delhi minister Satyendar Jain and three different senior AAP leaders for levelling “false allegations” towards the civic physique. NDMC Standing Committee chairman Chhail Bihari Goswami stated the “defamation notice was sent today” to Jain, Raghav Chadha, Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj.
There was no quick response from the Delhi authorities or the AAP. The AAP had earlier alleged “misappropriation of Rs 2,500 cr” by the NDMC in reference to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation. On Saturday, it had demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularity.
Goswami, in an announcement on Wednesday, alleged that “Aam Aadmi Party leaders are trying to spoil the image of North Delhi Municipal Corporation by making false statements”. “In view of which, he has sent a legal notice of defamation against these Aam Aadmi Party leaders,” he stated.
At a press convention on Saturday, Atishi had claimed that the NDMC had waived about Rs 2,500 crore owed to it by the SDMC for its workplace at Civic Centre, which is in NDMC space. The SDMC headquarters is housed within the Civic Centre constructing, additionally headquarters of the NDMC, submit trifurcation of the erstwhile unified MCD in 2012. The EDMC headquarters is positioned in Patparganj in east Delhi.
The NDMC on Wednesday additionally issued an announcement, saying it “outrightly denies the allegation of any misappropriation on account of waiving of the ground rent purportedly to be paid by the SDMC to the NDMC”, and claimed “there isno truthin AAP’sallegation”. The NDMC additional stated the municipalcommissioner in its revisedbudget estimate 2020-21and price range estimate 2021-22held on December 8 “hadnot proposed or shownany incomeunder the relevant head” on account of this topic.
“It would not be out of context to mention here that even in the last revised budget estimate (RBE) 2019-20 and budget estimate (BE) 2020-21 proposed by the commissioner, no dues pertaining to the ground rent or licence fee from the SDMC towards the Civic Centre occupation were incorporated,” the NDMC claimed. “However, the standing committee and the corporation have subsequently, on its own accord, after deliberation incorporated an amount of Rs 1815.77 cr in the RBE 2019-20 and Rs 320.00 cr in BE 2020-21, as expected income on account of ground rent or licence fee from SDMC towards the Civic Centre occupation,” the assertion stated.
The RBE 2020-21 and BE 2021-22, as proposed by the commissioner of NDMC, are but to be deliberated upon and handed by the standing committee and the company’s home, it added. “It appears that this amount of Rs 1,815 cr of RBE 2019-20, and Rs 320 cr in the BE2020-21, plus the presumptive amount of Rs 320 cr in the BE 2021-22 has been clubbed together to arrive at a notional figure of Rs 2,457 cr,” the NDMC claimed.