It has said that in the absence of a popularly elected state government, this is a ‘suspect move’, which could have been ‘certainly avoided’.

"The Delhi administration has chosen a strange timing to impose an additional burden on the common buyers and it is taking undue advantage of its lack of accountability to push such decisions,” the party said in a statement.

"The Lieutenant Governor and revenue department need to tell the people of Delhi what is the reason behind such a steep hike in circle rates at this time, when the Delhi Development Authority has announced its biggest ever housing scheme of 25,000 flats, which will be allotted shortly," it added.

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The party also demanded that the concerned department should make public the reasons behind its decision and whether any public consultation was carried out before the upward revision of circle rates.

"Won't this decision burden new flat buyers? On what basis have the market rates been fixed? Isn't the Delhi administration giving rise to speculative property prices, which will only end up burdening the common man?" the party asked.

The party has also written to Jung opposing its decision to issue sealing notices by the MCD to auto and two-wheeler service stations in different parts of the national capital.

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