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Sealing issue: Maken makes presentation before panel

New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Thursday made a presentation before the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, raising the demand for halting the ongoing sealing of illegal commercial establishments in the city.
Maken said the sealing drive was "illegal" and quoted the law and the Delhi Master Plan 2021 to support his claim.
"We are hopeful that no sealing in Special Areas and Village Abadi areas of Delhi will take place," he said after the meeting with the monitoring committee members.
On Tuesday, Maken had sought an appointment with the committee to present his legal stand for halting the sealing drive.
Maken had said he may approach the Supreme Court if needed be. "If the monitoring committee does not listen to me, I will move the Supreme Court to make my submissions."
The Delhi Congress said additional floor area-ratio and basements should be allowed to be used for commercial purposes in 'local shopping centres', without the owners having to pay conversion charges because there was provision in the law for it.
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