1. Delhi Assembly session begins today; Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP to discuss cheap power, other poll promises

Delhi Assembly session begins today; Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP to discuss cheap power, other poll promises

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government would straight away want to discuss its poll promises like cheaper power and free water...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 23, 2015 1:05 PM
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Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women’s safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly. (Reuters)

The newly sworn-in Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women’s safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly that begins today.

The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the new Speaker, too, would be elected during the two-day sitting.

A senior member of the House will be nominated as the pro-tem Speaker for administering the oath to the newly-elected MLAs — 67 from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and three from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

On the second day, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will address the House with his speech to provide a glimpse of the policies of the new government. The pro-tem Speaker will then help elect the Speaker and the deputy Speaker.

Sources said that the AAP government would straight away want to discuss its poll promises like cheaper power and free water although they would probably not get much time for that due to the short duration of the session.

Last year, former Congress MLA Choudhury Mateen Ahmed was the pro tem Speaker while former AAP MLA MS Dhir was elected as the Speaker.

Dhir, who later quit AAP, contested on a BJP ticket this time but lost his Jangpura seat to AAP’s Praveen Kumar by a margin of about 20,000 votes.

It has to be seen whether the AAP government will give the Leader of Opposition’s post to BJP, which has only has three MLAs.

It would also be interesting to see the seating arrangement in the House, which can seat a total of 108 members. Each MLA is allotted a numbered seat according to a plan prepared by the Assembly secretariat.

  1. J
    JKG
    Feb 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    good beginning.....best of luck
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    1. V
      Vidyarthi
      Feb 24, 2015 at 10:54 am
      Anna ji on protest/fast. I am convinced that Land acquisition Act is very bad and undemocratic Act. What is the need of industrialization, power plants, dams, roads, railways, social infrastructure, smart cities etc.? Weaving of charkha can give employment to billion youth, it can also move dynamos & deliver power at half the rate, free water can be directly drunk from rain, one can move by Pad-yatra, Delhi slums are the smartest city & Kejriwal will never let a single illegal jhuggi demolished, what is need of more schools only 10th p is enough to move the great nation of fools. What is the hurry for ordinance? The last land act was such a pro-farmer masterpiece of UPA that since its page in 1.5 year not a single land acquisition has happened in w of India. Why hurry, ......average age of India is just 35 yrs. Highest industrial productivity can be achieved at lowest insurance/ medical cost to economy & least absenteeism of labour only after 50 year of age. Though historically all rich countries of the world have become developed only through industrialisation by attracting INVESTMENT and all communist policies in the country (and elsewhere all over the world) has failed, Though poverty can only be alleviated by providing employment, ......I firmly believe the economic intellect of Shri Anna ji that attracting investment is Achhe Din for only Punjipatis and I also believe that Achhe Din only means borrowing from world bank, creating fiscle deficiet (hence inflation) and through it providing free water, free electricity, free wages for 100 days, free grains, free gas, free loan waiver, free...free..free, OTHERWISE how the free money offered will be siphoned off in Multi-billion Scams and used for 7 generation of dynasty. Though FOUR time compensation of land's MARKET RATE is now being offered in addition to job negotiations with industry (that too in 13 additional acts), Though acquisition of land for development increases the value of surrounding land by manifold, ......why should consent clause in industries of national importance be removed......without decent how political DAMAADS will ratchet up the profit by engineering decent of minority land owners? Why social impact study be waived?...how will then the project will be dela for years and money extorted from industrialists? How will then the names of party workers be forcefully included in project affected? There is no reason to believe that faster development of country will secure job for all. Though Supreme Court of India has commented that land policy of Gujarat is best in India and takes care of interest of all stakeholders while giving fastest delivery, though elected Govt's bill can be & should be first debated in Parliament, Though the bill is not even tabled-not even a single person's interest compromised...........There is urgent need of street protests otherwise how will the fortunes of g old party and its newest awtaar be secured? How will the humble-secular-poor-honest ....Yadavs, Balus, Marans, Aajams, Mamtas, Owaisis, Kumars, Vaikos, Thackerays be saved from the arrogance of single evil called Namo? Though economists are unanimous that Marginal Agricultural Productivity in India is negative (while 1 person can collect 10 kg potatoes from field in single day, his two sons and wife are also wastefully engaged in helping him in same level of activity)......I firmly trust the wisdom of Shri Anna ji that there is no need to shift labour from Agri to industry by even partially using irrigated land for industry. Why should acquisition on irrigated land be allowed? Afterall fully emplo Biharis/UPites/Bengalis of irrigated lands have no right to work in industries? Please support Anna (G old party, its newest awtaar and Yadavs, Balus.....Thackerays) ....the undemocratic land ordinance ped in hurry should be immediately withdrawn. BHARAT MATA KI JAI (for giving birth to fools in such a large numbers) Please don't p on the mage to prove the great Indian intellect.
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      1. R
        Rsp
        Feb 23, 2015 at 1:23 pm
        Best seen would be find 3 BJP members
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        1. Nalayak Narendra
          Feb 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm
          CORRUPT BJP AND CONGRESS…. AAM ADAMI IS COMING AFTER YOU ................ Congress and BJP... Both of you are corrupt, dynastic, nepotistic, nation looting, criminal and blood suckers. AAM ADAMI is going to disrupt their game. AAM ADAMI is putting all corrupt politicians and their chaumachas on notice including their incompetent and lousy leaders like slow brain pappu Rahul hi and bhagoda husband and Feku Narendra Modi. We are coming to get you. The Aam Adami of India is going to watch every politician every day going forward. We will watch, be on their as*s every day, expose their crimes, corruption, stupid family members’ misbehavior, nation looting, rapes, molestations, favoritism and any misuse of power and will not rest until we will throw them in jail. Going forward, there will be no more corruption, no more nation looting, no more staying in power for 30, 40, 50 years, no more installing stupid children in power, no more dynasty politics, no more stealing from government treasury, no more special interests, no more appointing corrupt judges, no more controlling CBI, no more heading all sports bodies by ministers, no more government harment of common man by income tax, RTO, police, traffic police, pport office, licenses and permits, no more college donations, no more back door admissions, no more escapes to rich and privileged from back door, no more criminal and immoral MLAs, MPs and ministers, no more mistreatment of women, no more VIP culture and no more shameless chumacha culture. All BJP and Congress criminals and their cronies will be thrown into jail to rot. AAM ADAMI will disrupt the game of nation loting that has been going on for 68 years.
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