Delhi: MCD Special Session Witnesses Huge Ruckus And Sloganeering; Councillors Seen Standing On Mayor's Table (Watch Video)

Delhi: MCD Special Session Witnesses Huge Ruckus And Sloganeering; Councillors Seen Standing On Mayor's Table (Watch Video)

The special session of MCD, which is ruled by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was called to discuss the issue of vesting powers of the standing committee of the House.

Rahul MUpdated: Monday, January 15, 2024, 06:55 PM IST
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New Delhi, January 15: A special session of the MCD or Municipal Corporation of Delhi was marred by huge ruckus and sloganeering on Monday, January 15. The special session of MCD, which is ruled by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was called to discuss the issue of vesting powers of the standing committee of the House. A video shared by news agency ANI showed several councillors standing on Mayor Shelly Oberoi's table.

In the video, it appears MCD Mayor Shelly Oberoi was announcing the passing of some proposal amid widespread sloganeering allegedly by BJP councillors. The BJP is of the view that vesting the powers of the standing committee to the House would be illegal and unconstitutional. However, the AAP wants to vest the powers of the standing committee to the House.

Huge Ruckus In MCD:

What's The Issue?

If the House gets power of the standing committee, it will have the authority to pass proposals that could earlier only be passed after approvals from the standing committees. All proposals that exceed the limit of Rs 5 crore, including the budget, require the standing committee's approval. However, the 18-member committee has been absent from the civic body for a year now.

While the AAP wants to vest the power of the standing committee to the House, the BJP says the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act does not allow this. "The DMC Act was enacted by Parliament. First, Parliament has to amend the DMC Act for this to happen. I don’t know why the Aam Aadmi Party is doing this. First, they will pass this agenda and then in future, they’ll claim that they were unaware of the rules," Leader of Opposition Raha Iqbal Singh had said earlier.

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