Oppn to corner govt over rising cost of living

Hike in water, power tariffs some important issues

Law and order situation in the city, the hike in water and power tariffs and the rising cost of LPG cylinders are some of the issues that will remain high on opposition BJP's agenda during Delhi Assembly’s budget session, scheduled to commence from Wednesday.

Leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly V K Malhotra on Monday said that BJP have given notice for discussion on 27 critical issues which also include the state government’s failure to clean the Yamuna river, delay in regularising the remaining unauthorised colonies, unimaginative transport policy and inflation. He was addressing the media after the meeting of BJP legislators.

“This Delhi government is an epitome of corruption and bad governance under which the common people have suffered the most,” said Malhotra.

“People are neither safe here nor able to make two ends meet with rising cost of every essential commodity.”

“In the Assembly, BJP will raise issues related to deteriorating law and order condition, safety of women, alarming rise in rape cases and missing of a large number of children. In addition, we have given notices for hike in electricity and water tariffs and more than 20 other issues,” said Malhotra.

‘Constructive debate’

Meanwhile, Parliamentary secretary to the CM and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said the city government and CLP is ready for a constructive debate on any issue related to public interest raised by any member in the Assembly.

He said that the notices submitted by CLP have been accepted by the business advisory committee (BAC) of the House for discussion.

The ruling party would initiate discussion on regularisation of remaining unauthorised colonies and ensuring all civic amenities in such colonies, he added.

The BAC has also accepted a notice given by CLP for discussion in the House on law and order situation in the city.

“The ruling party would welcome an open discussion on any relevant issue but irresponsible attitude of the major opposition party would not be tolerated at all,” said Sharma.

The opposition party is continuing its theatrics, resulting in chaos in public meetings organised by the city government. A similar attitude in the House would be replied suitably,” warned Sharma.

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