Delhi BJP's strategy for Budget session

Delhi BJP's strategy for Budget session

BJP has drawn up a strategy to corner the ruling AAP government by highlighting its inability to utilise last year’s budget, when the Delhi Budget session begins on Tuesday.

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Vidhan Sabha Vijender Gupta said on Monday that the party will expose the Aam Aadmi Party government’s false claims of making huge savings on infrastructural development.

He said the Aam Aadmi Party government had failed to deliver on its promises on creating infrastructure such as roads, bridges and schools.

“In fact, it has been able to utilise only about 30 per cent of the allotted funds. Now it is claiming to save in terms of expenditure and promising to utilise the unspent plan funds in next financial year,” said Gupta.

“This is a sad commentary on the efficiency and planning power of the AAP government. The BJP will expose the government’s lies on FM channels about its savings on construction of roads, bridges, dispensaries and polytechnics,” he said.

The AAP government says the cost of a flyover has been reduced from Rs 325 crore to Rs 200 crore, dispensary from Rs 5 crore to Rs 20 lakh and polytechnics from Rs 14 crore to Rs 8 crore,” Gupta recalled.

“When the project starts at a particular amount, the parties involved can’t increase or decrease the amount,” he added.

He said the government has deliberately kept the duration of the session short. “Its strategy is to forestall efforts of the Opposition to bring in private member bills,” he said.
The Leader of Opposition said that the BJP has issued a notice to Vidhan Sabha secretary to raise 14 burning issues.

These include non-availability of doctors and medicines to poor patients, misuse of government funds for wasteful promotion, and wastage of public money on 21 MLAs appointed as parliamentary secretaries.

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