New Delhi:Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Shri Subhash Chopra said that in the guise of shutting down polluting industries, officials were not only threatening and harassing non-polluting industries that these industries would be sealed, but also extorting money from them illegally. Shri Chopra said that not only the Aam Aadmi Party, but also small and big leaders of the BJP were involved in this harassment of non-polluting industries. Chief spokesperson Shri Mukesh Sharma made it clear that the DPCC was not against action being taken against polluting industries.
Shri Subhash Chopra said that officials were harassing non-polluting industries in Government-approved industrial areas in Delhi such as Bawana, Mundka, Hasthal, Nangli, Maya Puri etc. and were collecting money illegally by threatening the industrialists and labour. Shri Chopra said that many industrialists and labourers met him at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan today, and complained against the harassment meted out to them by the officials. He said that Delhi has already been facing large scale unemployment and many more people will be rendered jobless if non-polluting industries are closed down due to harassment by the officials.
Shri Subhash Chopra and Shri Mukesh Sharma said that officials of the AAP Government and Municipal Corporations of Delhi were forcefully entering the houses of people in the name of checking pollution-causing industries and were collecting money illegally. They said that if a house owner was undertaking white-washing of his house, then he is also brought under the pollution-causing category. They said that the officials were also creating problems at marriage and engagement ceremonies.
Pradesh Congress made it clear that to cover up their own failures, the AamAadmi Party Government and the BJP-led Municipal Corporations of Delhi were harassing the common people and extorting money from them. The DPCC has also decided to complain to the Lt. Governor through a detailed letter. In a press statement, DPCC said that if the oppressive policy is not stopped, Delhi Congress, along with industrialists and labour, will launch an agitation to get them justice.