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Centre’s Bill giving more powers to L-G in Delhi gets Parliament nod

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The bill to which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had objections regarding Delhi was also passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. This bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The opposition was strongly opposed to this bill. When this bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition walked out. Deputy Speaker of the House Harivansh Narayan Singh declared this bill a pass on the basis of voice.

After the bill was passed, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “The Rajya Sabha has passed the GNCTD amendment bill. A day of mourning for Indian democracy. We will continue the struggle to get people back to their power. Whatever the obstacles come. , We will continue to do good work. The work will neither stop nor slow down.”

According to this bill, before any executive decision, the government of Delhi will have to take opinion from LG. In this bill, an attempt has been made to clarify that the government in Delhi means LG. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party raised strong objections to this bill and said that it is unconstitutional.

Earlier on Monday, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Krishna Reddy had said that it was necessary to bring the ‘National Capital Delhi Government Amendment Bill 2021’ as there was ambiguity on many issues related to the functioning of Delhi Government and many cases related to it in the courts too. Were registered.

Reddy said, “You should not call it a political bill. It has been brought in the Union Territory of Delhi to end the conflict situation on all the issues. This bill will remove technical problems and confusion and increase the efficiency of administration.”

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According to this bill, the government in Delhi means the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party government of Delhi has opposed this bill. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had requested the Central Government to withdraw the bill.

Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted, “Passing the GNCTD amendment bill in the Lok Sabha is an insult to the people of Delhi. This bill is taking back all the power from those who had voted in Delhi. The power to run Delhi should be given to them Who has been defeated in the election. BJP has betrayed the people. “

In the Lok Sabha, Reddy said, “Relations between the Center and the Delhi government have been good since 1996. All the issues have been resolved through dialogue. However, since 2015 many issues emerged and many disputes took place in the Delhi High Court. Some instructions were given from here too. The court also said that the Delhi government would inform LG on executive matters. When the GNCTD Act was enacted in 1991, it was the Congress government and Delhi was made a union territory with legislative assembly and limited legislative powers. It is not us It was done by the then Congress government.”