Delhi, October 23: In a major announcement ahead of the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, October 23, gave approval for regularisation of unauthorised colonies. According to the government, the national capital has 1797 unauthorised colonies in which approximately 40 lakh people live. Centre Agrees to Regularise Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi, Says Arvind Kejriwal.
"Ownership rights will be conferred to people who are living there, whether they are on private or government land," said Union Minister Hardeep Puri said while announcing the decision taken by the cabinet. Regularisation of Unauthorised Colonies: Both AAP, BJP Claim Credits.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Cabinet has taken historic decision to give ownership rights to 40 lakhs people living in unauthorised colonies in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/ooy8Zy4oYD
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While addressing the conference, the three ministers denied that the release had anything to do with elections and politics. "This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thinking, that we can do this. This is not politics...they will get parks, electricity and a sewer system," said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Being a partial union territory, matters of land in the national capital comes under the central government. In July, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced that the Centre had given approval to the Aam Aadmi Party's proposal.