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Parliament passes law on greater power to Delhi LG

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021,“government” in Delhi will now refer to the L-G

MAR 25, 2021 11:13 IST

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, cleared with an 83-45 vote in Rajya Sabha, says that the “government” in Delhi will now refer to the L-G in the context of all laws passed in Delhi, and the opinion of the L-G will be mandatory before any executive action is taken.
Parliament on Wednesday cleared controversial legal amendments that effectively hand executive powers over to Delhi’s lieutenant governor from the city-state’s legislative assembly, following angry protests and a walkout by several opposition parties.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, cleared with an 83-45 vote in Rajya Sabha, says that the “government” in Delhi will now refer to the L-G in the context of all laws passed in Delhi, and the opinion of the L-G will be mandatory before any executive action is taken. The bill was approved by Lok Sabha on Monday.

The bill was cleared by the Upper House following several hours of heated debate, followed by a division of votes demanded by the Opposition. The Biju Janata Dal, YSR Congress and Samajwadi Party opposed the bill but walked out in protest. Congress walked out after the division of votes.

“I would like to tell the people of Delhi and the whole country that we have full belief in the Constitution. We did not bring this bill to create problems for the Delhi govt… I request every member to support the Bill unequivocally,” MoS G Krishna Reddy said in the Rajya Sabha.

Sourcehttps://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/parliament-passes-law-on-greater-power-to-delhi-lg-101616625866549.html

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