The ruling party alleged that the Centre is ‘trying hard’ to stop regularisation of unauthorised colonies.
New Delhi: A day after the Centre granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute him in a case, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the charges against him were “laughable and beyond comprehension”.
Mr Jain, who holds the portfolios of health, urban development, the PWD, among others, alleged that the BJP-led Central government wants to “raze down” the unauthorised colonies in the city.
The Union home ministry has granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute Mr Jain in a case related to alleged possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, official had saidon Thursday. The case was registered against Mr Jain, his wife Poonam, his alleged associates — Ajeet Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Kumar Jain and Ankush Jain.
In an official statement, Mr Jain said: “Modiji wants to raze down the unauthorised colonies in Delhi and render the poor people homeless. Being the urban development minister, I am under oath to get the unauthorised colonies authorised.”
Mr Jain said that regularisation of the unauthorised colonies will not benefit him, but the people residing in these colonies. “I am amazed at the charges made by the Centre; they are saying Jain will become richer by regularising these colonies. This is laughable and beyond comprehension.”