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BJP to move Supreme Court against AAP government on green cess

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 18, 2017, 1:58 am IST
Updated : Nov 18, 2017, 1:58 am IST

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the party would file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against the government.

Manoj Tiwari
 Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: The Delhi BJP will move the Supreme Court against the AAP government’s alleged failure to utilise the environment cess fund for brining down pollution levels in the city. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the party would file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against the government.

The Delhi BJP claimed that on the directions of the Supreme Court, the AAP government issued a notification in October 2015, imposing environment cess on all goods vehicles entering in the national capital and the government was also expected to give quarterly accounts of the cess collected to the apex court.

“The environment cess fund was to be used for the improvement of public transport system and cleaning and repairing roads, but the Kejriwal government neither gave accounts of the cess to the Supreme Court nor it did anything for the improvement of the public transport system and the roads,” said Mr Tiwari.

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged that the Delhi government was making excuses that non-availability of land was the reason for non-procurement of buses. “The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is providing 32 acres of land to the government for bus depot in Rohini. Apart from this, land has been allotted for bus depots in Dwarka and Rani Khera, but the Kejriwal government has not started any work on these sites,” Mr Gupta further alleged.

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