Ruckus in MCD House as Oppn Demands Formation of Standing Committee


Last Updated: January 29, 2024, 18:29 IST

Several BJP councillors raised from their seats holding banners that read 'Sthayi Samiti Gathan Karo' (Set up a Standing Committee) and raised slogans. (Image: News18)

Several BJP councillors raised from their seats holding banners that read ‘Sthayi Samiti Gathan Karo’ (Set up a Standing Committee) and raised slogans. (Image: News18)

The BJP had alleged the AAP knows it is not in a position to get a majority in the MCD’s Standing Committee poll as many of its own councillors will not vote for the party

Ruckus erupted amid proceedings in the MCD House on Monday as the opposition demanded the formation of a Standing Committee.

Several BJP councillors raised from their seats holding banners that read ‘Sthayi Samiti Gathan Karo’ (Set up a Standing Committee) and raised slogans.

Ruckus began within ten minutes of the proceedings as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House convened a meeting on Monday.

The BJP had alleged the AAP knows it is not in a position to get a majority in the MCD’s Standing Committee poll as many of its own councillors will not vote for the party.

Earlier, Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to allow the functions of the Standing Committee to be exercised by the MCD till the panel is constituted.

Previously during a special session of the MCD, Oberoi had proposed vesting the powers of the Standing Committee in the House.

The BJP councillors opposed the move and called it “illegal and unconstitutional”. Oberoi’s plea, in which the lieutenant governor’s office is a respondent, sought a direction for the smooth functioning of the civic body.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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