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Delhi government owes Rs 6,800 crore on 3 civic bodies: Minister

Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government doesn’t owe any money to the civic bodies.

Delhi’s Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday told the state Assembly that the three municipal corporations owe more than ₹ 6,800 crore to the Delhi government and no repayment has been made in the last two years.

AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi raised the matter in the House on the second and last day of the Monsoon Session.

Elaborating on it, Mr Jain said the Delhi government doesn’t owe any money to the civic bodies. “In fact, the MCDs have to repay ₹ 6,833 crore to the government,” he said.

He said the North Delhi Municipal Corporation owes more than ₹ 3,600 to the city government and it hasn’t made any repayment in the last six years.

“The East Delhi Municipal Corporation owes ₹ 2,407 crore to the government. No payment has been made in the last fours. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which owes 760 crore to us, has not paid anything in the last two years,” he said.