‘Unconstitutional, anti-democracy’: Arvind Kejriwal fumes over new Bill to provide greater powers to Delhi L-G

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March 15, 2021 5:01 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of seeking to drastically curtail the powers of his elected government through a new bill in the Lok Sabha.

kejriwalEarlier in the day, the chief minister said that less than 100 ICU beds are available in the national capital where over 25,500 new cases have been reported.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of seeking to drastically curtail the powers of his elected government through a new bill in the Lok Sabha. He also said that the bill is contrary to Constitution Bench judgement.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, that seeks to give more powers to Delhi lieutenant-governor (L-G), will be introduced in the Lower House on Monday. In a tweet, the AAP national convenor said he strongly condemns “BJP’s unconstitutional and anti-democracy” move.

“After being rejected by ppl of Delhi (8 seats in Assembly, 0 in MCD bypolls), BJP seeks to drastically curtail powers of elected government through a Bill in LS today. Bill is contrary to Constitution Bench judgement. We strongly condemn BJP’s unconstitutional n anti-democracy move,” Kejriwal tweeted. ”The Bill says- 1. For Delhi, Govt will mean LG Then what will elected govt do2. All files will go to LG This is against 4.7.18 Constitution Bench judgement which said that files will not be sent to LG, elected govt will take all decisions and send copy of decision to LG,” he said in another tweet.

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