New Delhi, Dec. 14 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) has joined the escalated attack on the Indian Railways over the Shakur Basti demolition in Delhi and has given an adjournment motion notice in the Rajya Sabha over the issue.
“The Railway department want to sell the lands under their name across the nations so that grand malls can be erected and this demolition is part of that motive,” JD (U) leader KC Tyagi told ANI.
He demanded a statement from the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and said that he should clarify if they intend to sell the newly razed lands to major corporates.
Meanwhile, The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also given an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the Shakur Basti demolition issue and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought an appointment with Prabhu.
AAP MPs will also be protesting at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Parliament and they will be joined by the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
“Trinamool gives notice in RS to bring up #ShakurBasti demolition in #parliament Will also join @AamAadmiParty outside Parliament at 10.30,” TMC leader Derek O’Brien tweeted today.
The Delhi Government yesterday ordered magisterial enquiries into the demolition and also the death of a six month-old child.
Separate probes will be conducted into demolition drive and the child’s death.
More than 500 slums were demolished in an anti-encroachment drive conducted by the Indian Railways in Shakur Basti on Saturday. (ANI)