Delhi High Court pn Wednesday set aside the LG order cancelling office allotment to AAP in April this year and asked Anil Baijal to pass a reasoned order.
In April this year, Baijal had ordered cancellation of the office allotment to the AAP in Rouse Avenue in the wake of a report by the Shunglu committee, which pointed out “irregularities” in allotting the office.
Reacting to the development, the Delhi government’s media advisor, Nagendar Sharma said, “BJP & Cong lies on party office issue exposed – Delhi HC gives a tight slap ruling AAP can’t be denied an office. Cancellation order illegal. (sic)
BJP & Cong lies on party office issue exposed – Delhi HC gives a tight slap ruling AAP can't be denied an office. Cancellation order illegal
— Nagendar Sharma (@sharmanagendar) August 23, 2017
In November 2015, the AAP government had approved a policy for land allotment to state parties. The Kejriwal government then allotted a bungalow to the AAP on Rouse Avenue the following year.
The bungalow was earlier allotted to Asim Ahmed Khan, the then Delhi minister, who was sacked over graft charges.
While moving into the office, the party had also made significant investments on refurbishing it.
In a public meeting, Kejriwal had alleged the party was being targeted for promising abolition of residential house tax. He had said his party is ready to operate from streets as well.
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