Kejriwal also demanded the Centre must give registration papers to all residents of unauthorised colonies before polls. (Photo Credit: File)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government’s decision to regularise unauthorised colonies in the national capital and termed the move a poll gimmick.
"The sudden love of the BJP for these colonies raise serious doubts. The BJP has realized that it is not in a position to enter these colonies to solicit votes. For the first time in 70 years, the discourse of an election campaign will be purely development work," Kejriwal told a press conference.
The Delhi chief minister also demanded that the Centre gives housing registration papers to all residents of unauthorised colonies before the assembly elections in the city due early next year. Kejriwal told a press conference that he came to know that the BJP-led Central government is planning to give housing registration papers to around 100 or 500 people before the polls.
"I demand that the Central government gives registry to all residents of unauthorised colonies before the assembly elections," the chief minister told reporters and demanded that the registration papers be given to residents of these colonies within three days of filing application for the same.