Home minister Amit Shah is set to introduce on Monday the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill that seeks to replace the May 19 ordinance, which wrested the control of bureaucracy from the Delhi government by neutering the Supreme Court verdict.
- Sources reveal that copies of the bill were circulated among MPs on Saturday.
- Passage of the bill looks like a formality in Lok Sabha.
- The move will heighten the tensions between the government and the opposition.
- The opposition, led by AAP, has been rallying against this bill.
- Skirmishes may occur as a result of this confrontation.
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill is set to be introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday. This bill aims to replace the May 19 ordinance, which previously removed the control of bureaucracy from the Delhi government by undermining the Supreme Court verdict.
According to sources, copies of the bill were distributed among Members of Parliament on Saturday, indicating the government’s determination to push it through the legislative process. Despite a likely smooth passage in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament), the introduction of this bill will further intensify the already strained relations between the ruling government and the opposition parties.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been at the forefront of the opposition, vehemently protesting against this bill. As tensions rise between the government and the opposition, skirmishes and clashes may ensue, as both sides dig in their heels and battle over the control of bureaucracy in Delhi.