New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Vijay Goel on Thursday attacked the Congress and the ruling AAP in Delhi, saying both the parties had "fooled" the people on the issue of regularising unauthorised colonies.
The Unauthorised Colony Mahasangh led by the BJP leader held a protest at the Jantar Mantar on the issue and accused Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal of "misleading" the people on regularisation of unauthorised colonies.
Besides Goel, Lok Sabha MPs Hans Raj Hans and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma were part of the demonstration.
"There are 1,797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi and 7 lakh people are living in them. The Congress was in power for 15 years while the AAP has been in power for five years.They have not done anything for regularisation of unauthorised colonies," Goel said.
When the Centre formed a panel headed by the lieutenant governor to recommend parameters for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and it came out with a report, Kejriwal felt that he could "fool" the people and take credit for the work done by the central government, he said.
"The people of Delhi cannot be fooled. The regularisation of such colonies can only happen when there is a BJP government in the national capital. It will work in tandem with the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Kejriwal does not cooperate with the Centre," Goel claimed.
The former Delhi BJP chief said it was due to Kejriwal's "lies" that the AAP has only won an election once and has never won after that.
At the protest, slogans like 'Hamara CM kaisa ho, Vijay Goel jaisa ho' were also raised.
Hans accused Kejriwal of "betraying" Delhiites and not taking any concrete steps for regularisation of such colonies.
Earlier this week, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had accused the Delhi government of trying to take credit of regularising these colonies.
However, Kejriwal had said that the Centre can take credit, but the AAP dispensation just wants regularisation done so that people living there can get their rights...