North Delhi's municipal corporation has reportedly manufactured a tax-exemption rule for over 750 heritage structures.
The municipal body's move will cost it Rs 25 crore. This comes at a time when the body already has a deficit of over Rs 2,700 crore for this financial year.
One of the properties set to benefit from the scheme belongs to BJP minister Vijay Goel's family, India Today reported.
The municipal corporation has rubbished the allegations and has claimed that the move was not aimed at benefiting one person but was an attempt to motivate the owners to restore the old buildings and use them for commercial purposes.
On his part, Goel told India Today that the corporation had done a commendable job in promoting the restoration and adaptive reuse of cultural heritage sites.
The municipal corporation has witnessed various protests over the past year due to non-payment of salaries. While the AAP has termed the body as being "most corrupt," Congress leaders have alleged that the BJP was favouring its own leaders.