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Proposal for merger cast off: NDMC

Despite several rounds of discussions, the proposal for unification of all the three corporations was not approved by the Standing Committee of North MCD, as it failed to maintain quorum on Thursday’s meet. The committee chairman, MP Bhardwaj, announced the adjournment of proceeding when the Opposition Congress raised the issue of the abstaining BJP’s members from the meet.

The MCDs had unanimously decided upon the proposal of merging the civic agencies by passing through the standing committee and the house of all three Corporations. The agencies, while announcing the move earlier, had claimed that the ongoing move will not only rescue agencies from financial crisis but will also improve work deficiency. Following the decision, the proposal was discussed during the standing meet on Thursday. The issue of stray dogs was also discussed in the meeting, along with other pending matters.

The Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mukesh Goel, raised his concern over the absence of ruling party members, which led to a furore. Goel claimed that the ongoing proceeding is unconstitutional as quorum of five members out of 12, has not been maintained. The LoP said that the BJP members hardly participate in the meetings and often fail to maintain quorum. “Although, we discussed unification issues, it failed to get approval due to insincere approach on behalf of the ruling party members,” said Goel.

Notably, the Delhi BJP had moved to regain control at the local level, demanding that the three corporations in the Capital be unified again. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had been trifurcated by the Sheila Dikshit government in April 2012.
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