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Will tackle BJP in House: Congress

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 09, 2012
First Published: 23:23 IST(9/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:25 IST(9/12/2012)

The Congress on Sunday it had done its homework to deal with the opposition and ensure that "precious time is not lost" in the upcoming winter session starting Tuesday.

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Mukesh Sharma, parliamentary secretary to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, said the Congress was prepared to give a befitting reply to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly. 

"Our party would not allow the opposition to waste precious time by creating a ruckus over flimsy issues,” he said.

“The BJP has the habit of running away from the proceedings and creating scenes outside the house to attract the media," Sharma added. 

The BJP has demanded a discussion on foreign direct investment (FDI) that has been accepted by the Assembly secretariat.  It is now the responsibility of the BJP to join an open and constructive debate as per the procedure in the assembly. 

He said the three municipal corporations are ruled by the BJP, but their inefficiency had turned Delhi into a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

 They are responsible for the deaths caused by dengue, he added. 

On the BJP demanding a white paper on unauthorised colonies, Sharma said, "The party has no moral right to make such a demand. Our government has regularised 895 colonies and is committed to developing them as per the old policy of development charges."

Sharma "exhorted" the BJP to settle their internal differences.

The four-day Monsoon Session of the Delhi Assembly will commence on December 11.

The BJP had earlier said that it will highlight Delhi government's failure to give the right to register properties and allow sale of purchased ones in recently regularised colonies in the Assembly.


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