Ask Delhi govt to release funds for MCDs: BJP councillors to Kiren Rijiju

The councillors — led by mayors of the south, north and east municipal corporations — also organised a march to protest against the AAP government.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 11, 2016 4:17 am
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Delhi BJP councillors Friday met Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and sought the Centre’s assistance in getting funds, as recommended by the Delhi Finance Commission, released from the AAP government. The councillors — led by mayors of the south, north and east municipal corporations — also organised a march to protest against the AAP government. Later, a delegation of councillors handed over a memorandum on the issue.

“The delegation requested the minister to intervene and ask the Delhi government to act constitutionally and release pending arrears of Rs 3,000 crore of the third Delhi Finance Commission… and also implement the recommendations of the fourth Delhi Finance Commission,” said Vijay Prakash Pandey, leader of house in the North civic body.

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The memorandum stated, “The government of Delhi repeatedly threatens and maligns the three MCDs… The Delhi cabinet… without citing even one incident of corruption, regularly tarnishes the image of the civic bodies by alleging there is massive corruption. Kejriwal threatens the civic bodies with dissolution while he has no constitutional power to threaten the autonomous bodies…,” stated the memorandum.

Rijiju told ANI, “(CM) Arvind Kejriwal just wants to defame MCD people…. citizens are suffering. The Delhi government should know better.”

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    Binoy Hoskote
    Jun 12, 2016 at 5:40 am
    WHAT DID THEY DO WITH THE ANNUAL MONIES BUDGETED, APPORTIONED, SANCTIONED BY CENTRE FOR ALL MCDs' RELEASED BY DELHI GOVT TO THEM LONG AGO COVERING ALL THEIR PLANNED EXPENSES INCLUDING STAFF RIES WHICH THEY KEEP WITHHOLDING ? IF CENTRE WISHES TO ACCOMODATE INEFFICIENCY BY MCDs THEY ARE WELCOME TO SANCTION ADDITIONAL FUNDS AS THEY WISH WHICH WILL BE RELEASED TO THEM ONLY AFTER MONIES ARE RECEIVED BY DELHI GOVT COFFERS. NOT OTHERWISE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WHERE HAVE THEY MISAPPROPRIATED MONIES TO DEMAND MOREUNSANCTIONED FUNDS FROM DELHI GOVT.? SUBJECT THEM TO C.A.G. UNDER SUPREME COURT OBSERVATION....LIKE DISCOMS WHOSE HUGE MISAPPROPRIATIONS WERE EXPOSED. .... .... ....IF all 3 MCDs CAN'T PLAN BUDGET AND GOVERN EFFICIENT;LY....SACK THEM AND HOLD FULL SCALE REELECTIONS.....FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO GOVERN EFFICIENTLY.
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    Binoy Hoskote
    Jun 12, 2016 at 5:45 am
    WORLD KNOWS HOW CORRUPT MCDs ARE WHO ALLEGEDLY EVEN FEED ON DEAD and RETIRED PEOPLES PENSIONS BESIDES CORRUPTION ON EVERY OTHER FRONT....DENYING AFFECTED FAMILIES THEIR DUES., AND THEIR PRETENSE OF INNOCENCE IS THE SHAMELESS PERPETRATION BY THEIR BRETHEREN AT THE CENTRE.
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