The conflict between Lieutenant Governor and government over excise policy, Sisodia said - LG changed stand before the opening of shops

The conflict between Lieutenant Governor and government over excise policy, Sisodia said - LG changed stand before the opening of shops

New Delhi. Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia gave information about the new excise policy on Saturday. He said that there was an indirect reshuffle in the past policy by the government. He said that the government had passed the new excise policy in May 2021. In it, we had written that there were 849 shops in the earlier policy. In such a situation, it was written in this policy that the number of shops in Delhi will not be increased, but only 849 shops will remain. In the old policy, the shops were divided clumsily. Therefore, in the new excise policy, it was said that the shops were divided equally.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that before approving the new excise policy, the Lieutenant Governor read it carefully and gave many important and big suggestions regarding it. After which, following his suggestions, the cabinet changed the policy and sent the policy to the Lieutenant Governor in June. After which the Lieutenant Governor approved the policy.

He said that the Lieutenant Governor accepted all the suggestions regarding the excise policy, but when the file of the opening of shops reached the Lieutenant Governor, then the decision was changed. The proposal was sent to the Lieutenant Governor in the first week of November as the shops were to open on November 17, but on November 15, the Lieutenant Governor imposed a new condition that the approval of DDA and MCD should be taken for opening shops in illegal colonies.

Manish Sisodia said that shops have always been opened in Delhi under the excise policy in illegal colonies. I have seen the file before 2015. Every year files have been sent to the Lieutenant Governor to open shops in illegal colonies, then he has been getting approval. He said that the Lieutenant Governor suddenly changed his stand. Due to this shops could not open in illegal colonies and the shops which were opening according to the old policy also could not open and the matter reached the court.

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