Centre trying to run Delhi indirectly, says Sisodia
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, speaking in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, on Monday said the Central government is trying to “destabilise” the Delhi government. The opposition, however, countered the claim, saying the Delhi government has chosen “a path of confrontation”.
“Like Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Central government is consistently trying to run Delhi indirectly like a President-ruled state,” Sisodia said during a short duration discussion on the situation arising out of the August 4 judgment by the Delhi High Court in the matter related to governance of Delhi.
Sisodia added that Delhiites had chosen this government and its work is being praised around the world.
“We might be children in politics but if you (Centre) will obstruct our work and stop us from delivering on our promises, we will not spare you,” Sisodia said.
Sisodia tables 2 bills in Assembly
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday tabled two Bills in the Delhi Assembly including one which proposes to do away with luxury tax on hotels having rent up to Rs 1,500. As per the Delhi Tax on Luxuries Act (1996), any person who stays in a hotel room whose tariff is Rs 750 per day or above, has to pay luxury tax. Sisodia also tabled another Bill that seek to amend the Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar Vishwavidalya Act, 2007. After Assembly clears Luxury Tax Amendment Bill, staying at the city’s budget hotels will become cheaper, a move aimed at ensuring ease of business and attracting tourists to the national capital. Places like Paharganj, Karol Bagh, Mahipalpur and Daryaganj in the city have many budget hotels.