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NDMC vice chairman accuses Arvind Kejriwal of blocking his pension

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi August 11, 2016 12:53 IST
India TV Politics Desk

NDMC vice chairman and former BJP MLA Karan Singh Tanwar today alleged that his pension has been blocked for over two years under instructions of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Tanwar also accused Kejriwal of “doing politics” over the issue in order to crush his self-respect.

The BJP leader said he has learnt from "reliable sources" that legitimate pension is being withheld on the "instructions of Kejriwal" so that "I can be victimized and my self-respect is crushed and a clear message is given to Opposition that not a leaf can move without his wish".

"The former MLAs and metropolitan councillors are being deliberately disgraced by denying them their legitimate pensions. I have not got a single penny of my pension since 2013," he alleged at a press conference.

Tanwar said he was Councillor of Delhi Cantt Board from 1979 to 1983, Metropolitan Councillor from 1983 to 1990 and elected as Delhi MLA during 1993-1998, 2003-2008 and 2008-2013.

He claimed an approximate Rs 8 lakh is due to be paid to him as pension.

He has written to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung seeking his intervention into the issue.

(With PTI inputs)