||I participated in agitation
against sealing: Sibal
New Delhi, April 25: Rejecting
criticism that he did nothing to stop sealing, Congress` Chandni Chowk
nominee Kapil Sibal on Saturday said far from being lax, he and his party
were at the forefront of the agitation against sealing.
in the agitation against sealing and was instrumental in getting relief
for lakhs of traders in Chandni Chowk and the citizens of Delhi," he said.
The Opposition, he said,
was raking up non-issues as it had no other issues worth talking about.
"The Opposition is deliberately spreading lies about my stand on sealing,
knowing fully well how actively involved I was," Sibal, the Union Science
and Technology Minister, said.
Sibal said he and other
Congress MPs had called for an Ordinance or a law to put an end to the
prevailing phase of uncertainty for lakhs of people in the city.
The National Capital Territory
of Delhi Laws (Special Provision) Second Ordinance, 2007, which brought
an end to sealing, was a direct result of our sustained efforts and agitation
at various levels involving courts, administration, government and urban
planners, he said.
|"This sustained agitation
provided relief to lakhs of citizens not only in Chandni Chowk but throughout
Delhi," Sibal said
The Union Minister said
he had held several meetings with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and
the Ministry of Urban Development to urgently and quickly resolve the crisis.
Sounding confident of
victory, the Congress leader said he is not resorting to any negative campaigning.
"I am fighting the election
on the basis of performance and achievements," he added.