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AAP Calls Extensions of Powers of LG ‘Unconstitutional’ After Lok Sabha Passes the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Lawstreet Journal 26 Mar 2021 12:34am

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On Monday (March 22, 2021), the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by the Lok Sabha. The Centre claimed this not being a political move and said that this will erase any ambiguity in running the affairs of the National Capital. 

This Bill was passed even after strong opposition from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) along with Congress. Both these parties have called it ‘unconstitutional.’ Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi claimed that the Bill that wants to clear, ‘government’ in Delhi means the ‘Lieutenant Governor’ is an ‘insult’ to the people of the Capital. 

The initiation of debate on this Bill was done by G Kishan Reddy who alleged that since there had been ambiguities in dealing with certain issues pertaining to the functioning of the Delhi Government leading to filing of some court cases, it has become significant to do so. 

He said, “"Please do not say that it is a political bill. It is being brought to end ambiguity in certain issues as Delhi is a Union Territory. It will end certain confusion or technicality and enhance the efficiency of the administration.” 

The GNCTD Bill was introduced on March 15. After its introduction, a protest at Jantar Mantar was conducted by the MPs, MLAs andCouncillors of the ruling AAP claiming that this tends to provide overreaching powers to the LG. 

Kejriwal said this Bill disrespectfully will take power away from the representatives that were selected by the people of Delhi. He had tweeted, “The passage of… Continue Reading...


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