Rajya Sabha passes bill giving more powers to LG; Opposition stages walkout


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Rajya Sabha passes bill giving more powers to LG; Opposition stages walkout

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday handed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, amid scenes of opposition members strolling out in protest. The bill, which was handed in Lok Sabha on Monday, seeks to make it clear that the “government” in Delhi means the “Lieutenant Governor”. The bill additionally makes it necessary for the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi authorities to take the opinion of the L-G earlier than any govt motion.

Calling it a ‘unhappy day for Indian democracy’, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned that his authorities will proceed doing work. He mentioned the work will neither cease nor decelerate.

Leader of Opposition and Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge opposed the GNCTD (Amendment) Bill, saying the proposed laws was unconstitutional and demanded that it’s referred to a choose committee for scrutiny.

Opposing the bill, AAP MP Sanjay Singh mentioned the BJP authorities on the Centre has introduced the bill because the get together had misplaced the Delhi meeting elections twice. He mentioned that by opposing the bill he was looking for “justice” for the 2 crore individuals of Delhi.

Later, opposition members trooped into the properly and began elevating slogans towards the federal government. As the protesting members reached the properly and House marshals arrived, Kharge warned that what occurred within the Bihar meeting on Tuesday shouldn’t be repeated.

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