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BJP demands action against clearance of Rs 16,683 crore Budget in Delhi Assembly

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A delegation of the Delhi BJP unit submitted a memorandum today to the office of Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor, Vinay Kumar Saxena, demanding action against the illegal passage of the Budget in the Delhi Municipal Corporation by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House on Tuesday passed a Budget with proposals for expenditure of Rs 16,683 crore for 2024-25 amid a ruckus as Opposition BJP councillors accused Mayor Shelly Oberoi of corruption. The chaos continued during the Budget’s second representation on Thursday.

The BJP delegation which submitted the complaint before L-G Saxena included opposition leader Sardar Raja Iqbal Singh, along with councillors Shikha Ray and Yogesh Varma.

Sardar Raja Iqbal Singh stated the clearance of the Budget in the Delhi Assembly was a blatant attack on democracy that is underway within the Delhi Municipal Corporation. Mayor Shaili Oberoi passed a proposal from the house, increasing the financial power by up to Rs 10 crore without discussion, ultimately approving a budget of Rs 1500 crore.

Sardar Raja Iqbal Singh emphasised that no municipality in the country grants the mayor such a power allocation of 1500 crore rupees. While constitutional committees, whether standing, education, or ward committees, hold their power, the Mayor has committed an attack on democracy, which the BJP strongly opposes.

BJP’s Shikha Ray said, “In a democracy, no individual is given absolute power. Yet today, within the Assembly, the Mayor behaved as if they didn’t feel the need to discuss with the opposition and passed the budget without any discussion, which we oppose.”

Yogesh Varma stated that a conspiracy of embezzlement of Rs 1500 crore annually by the Aam Aadmi Party was devised and illegally passed in the Delhi Assembly. We have lodged a complaint with the Lieutenant Governor regarding these matters, action on which will be taken soon.

Published By:

Srishti Jha

Published On:

Feb 9, 2024

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