- The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
- The bill will merge the three MCDs of Delhi together.
- It was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi on Tuesday last week.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Bill will merge all three Delhi MCD together and was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday last week. Development did not come after so long Union Home Minister Amit Shah Earlier today talked about the bill in Lok Sabha.
He defended the then proposed bill in the Lok Sabha and said it was within the powers of the Parliament. He also said that the Delhi government is treating the municipal corporations in the national capital step-motherly due to which they are struggling with insufficient resources to discharge their responsibilities.
Shah suggested that the division of MCDs was done in haste for political reasons, creating an imbalance between the income and liabilities of the municipal bodies.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi criticized the Centre’s move to introduce the bill a month before the elections to the three municipal corporations, claiming it was an attempt by the BJP to delay the elections as it feared defeat. Was.
The Delhi Municipal Corporation was bifurcated in 2011 by the then Delhi government led by Sheila Dikshit to form compact municipalities with the aim of providing better delivery of services.
The BJP has been ruling the municipal corporations in Delhi for the last 15 years and AAP is seizing the opportunity to oust it from power and tighten its grip on the national capital.
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