Delhi MLAs condemn LG overreach
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had to intervene once to caution the MLAs of both- BJP and AAP, against <g data-gr-id="26">use</g> of unparliamentary words.
The situation veered out of control when BJP MLA OP Sharma started shouting and using unparliamentary language directed at speaker Ram Niwas Goyal for criticising the Lieutenant Governor. The Speaker then intervened, called in marshals who escorted BJP leader OP Sharma out of the Assembly.
The anger directed by AAP MLAs towards the Lieutenant Governor at times became so vociferous that the speaker had to intervene on several occasions to ‘expunge’ words used against the Prime Minister and the Central Government.
Moving the resolution, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said issuance of the notification was an “insult” to the “biggest mandate” the people of Delhi had given in the assembly polls. Alleging that the notification was in violation of the Constitution, he said <g data-gr-id="30">government</g> has presented the resolution before the House as attempts are being made to “curb rights” of a democratically-elected government. “Tomorrow the central government can say that you don’t have control over the sources of water so you can’t supply water to the city,” Sisodia said.
Participating in the discussion AAP MLA Adarsh Shastri demanded the Central government amend the constitution to give powers <g data-gr-id="31">to to</g> Delhi assembly and to bring an impeachment motion against the LG in the house. “As Parliament can impeach the President, Delhi assembly must have powers to impeach LG,” he added. The Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said that the approach of Delhi government had weakened the demand of full statehood for Delhi. Earlier, in the day Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met with LG at his residence and showed him the order of Delhi High Court on the jurisdiction of ACB.