BJP trying to curtail powers of elected Govt: Kejriwal

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BJP trying to curtail powers of elected Govt: Kejriwal

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

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 the Bill is “contrary to Constitution Bench judgment”.

In a tweet, the AAP national convener 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), the 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 do? … 2. All files will go to LG This is against 4.7.18 Constitution Bench judgment 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.

Later addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “It is a very dangerous amendment democratically and constitutionally. It will render the elections and elected government in Delhi meaningless.”

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