Bulldozers at Shaheen Bagh: Congress, AAP rattled as BJP eyes MCD polls

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan expressed strong resentment against SDMC's demolition drive

New Delhi: The Congress and the AAP were caught unawares as the BJP seems to have set the agenda for the MCD polls through Shaheen Bagh — famous for its month long anti-CAA protest.

Local AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and Congress leaders blamed the civic body and staged high octane protests after MCD team reached Shaheen Bagh to raze “illegal” structures in the area on Monday.

Many Congress leaders were detained, following which the state Congress president Anil Kumar reached Kalkaji police station.

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Delhi Police personnel attempt to stop protestors [Photo: PTI}

Congress leader Parvez Alam Khan, Vice Chairman of Delhi Congress’ Media department, who was detained by police said that the local MLA came late after the Congress started protest, he should have spoken to administration but “the AAP and the BJP are in match fixing”.

“Why Adesh Gupta (Delhi BJP chief) is ordering, this means mayors are incompetent,” the Congress leader said.

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Security personnel attempt to stop locals staging a protest in front of a MCD bulldozer [Photo: PTI}

Meanwhile, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, while speaking to media persons, expressed strong resentment against SDMC’s demolition drive and said he had himself inspected the whole area and spoken to every official, including the traffic police.

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Locals stage a protest in front of a MCD bulldozer [Photo: PTI}

“I had myself with my own JCB removed a toilet that was illegally constructed outside a mosque. This is just vendetta politics. Just tell me where the encroachment is. If still there is an illegal structure. Tell me, I will myself remove it. I am the local MLA,” said the AAP leader.

Bulldozers left Shaheen Bagh at around 1.15 p.m., marking the end of the demolition drive there, but the politics continues.

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MCD truck at Shaheen Bagh [Photo: PTI}

Meanwhile, BJP leader Adesh Gupta has strongly reacted over the development and demanded legal action against those who became a hurdle for SDMC to discharge its duties.

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