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Cong targets BJP in fight for zonal civic committees

BJP is not only defying the constitutional organisations, but is also refusing to accept the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday accused the BJP of adopting “unconstitutional methods” to “capture power” in different zonal committees of the municipal corporations in the city.

“The BJP is not only defying the constitutional organisations, but is also refusing to accept the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, as laid down in the Constitution,” Lovely said at a press conference here.

Lovely said that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had nominated, through a gazette notification, 30 aldermen in all the three corporations, and “according to the DMC Act 50, it has been specified that these aldermen can not only cast their votes but also have the right to contest for posts of zonal committee chairman and vice-chairman.”

He said that the DMC Act also specifies that the aldermen have the right to vote and contest for the Standing Committee elections of the MCD.

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First published on: 11-05-2014 at 02:36 IST
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