AAP may raise issue of LG’s ‘interference’ in government’s work in assembly
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing constitutional tussle between the Delhi government and Raj Niwas, the three-day assembly session beginning on Monday is expected to be stormy as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to raise the issue of Lt Governor. Alleged interference in the functioning of the government and appointment of MCD aldermen and day-to-day interference in the functioning of the elected government.
While the current session has been decided to run for three days from January 16, the session may be extended by a day or two if the government feels the need for more sessions to discuss administrative challenges and issues.
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will present copies of the Annual Report of Delhi Technological University for the year 2020-2021, CAG Audit Report on Annual Accounts of Netaji Subhash Technological University for the period from 2009-10 to 2017. -18, with an action taken report in the House.
As per the list of business of the House, he is also expected to introduce the Delhi Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
Earlier intensifying his attack on Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called him “obstructionist and interfering in Delhi’s elected government”.
Citing a Supreme Court judgement, he said that the LG does not have the power to take any independent decision. Refuting Kejriwal’s statements, a Raj Niwas official said that all statements attributed by him to the LG were “misleading, patently false and fabricated and twisted to suit a particular agenda”.
Leader of Opposition Ramveer Singh Bidhuri, led by the MLAs, on Saturday demanded that the speaker extend the assembly session by 10 days and allow Question Hour. At a press conference, Bidhuri termed the assembly session scheduled to begin on January 16 as “illegal”. “Instead of calling it the winter session, the AAP government has termed it as the fourth part of the third session to avoid holding a fixed number of sittings of the House,” Bidhuri said. Bidhuri said during the assembly session, BJP legislators would raise several important issues including air pollution, failure of the city government to clean the Yamuna river and poor public transport system in the national capital.
Bidhuri alleged that the AAP government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was working in a “dictatorial and unconstitutional” manner.
Bidhuri alleged, “The government is running away from answering the questions of the MLAs. That’s why it is trying to completely remove the question hour from the assembly session.”