GNCTD BILL PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES RUED BY THE OPPOSITION

GNCTD BILL PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES RUED BY THE OPPOSITION

After high drama in the RajyaSabha that saw uproar by the opposition and a walkout by MPs of parties like the BJD, SP, Congress and the YSR-Congress, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that gives more powers to the Lieutenant Governor. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The legislation was passed in Rajya Sabha by a voice vote on Wednesday. However, a division was sought by the opposition when the government moved the bill for consideration. During voting, 83 members were in favour while 45 opposed the bill. The Opposition members voiced that the Bill will subvert the elected Government of Delhi by vesting overriding powers in the LG, who works at the instructions of the Centre and effect federalism. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed it as a sad day for democracy. “RS passes GNCTD amendment bill. Sad day for Indian democracy. Will continue our struggle to restore power back to people. Whatever be the obstacles, we will continue doing good work. Work will neither stop nor slow down,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.


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  1. Rahil Nora Chopra Rahil Nora Chopra says:

    Senior Journalist & Political Columnist