The winter session of Delhi Assembly is likely to start on a stormy note tomorrow with BJP set to corner the government on alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games spendings and demand a probe by a House Committee.
The party has already indicated that it will specifically target Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and may move a no confidence motion against the government in the session which will have a total of six sittings. "Corruption in the CWG will be the foremost issue for us and the government will have to do lot of answering," said Delhi BJP Chief Vijendra Gupta, adding "we will ask a House Committee to probe the irregularities.
He said the party will stage a demonstration at Delhi Assembly complex on Wednesday demanding resignation of Dikshit for the alleged financial bungling. Gupta said party will also raise the issue of building collapse in Lakshmi Nagar that killed 70 people during the session which will conclude on December 1.
Meanwhile, Delhi Cabinet met today to finalise the government's strategy to counter the opposition. "We know how to handle the opposition. We are ready to face them," said a senior minister. Criticising the government over the "short" duration of the session, Leader of Opposition V K Malhotra said BJP will "come down hard" on the current dispensation for its "total failure in every front.
"Apart from corruption in CWG, we will raise issues such as pitiable conditions in the unauthorised colonies, law and order situation, traffic condition, price rise and government's failure to prevent adulteration of food products," Malhotra said.
Assembly Speaker Yoganand Shastri said he expected a "stormy session" but will do his best to facilitate healthy discussion. "I am expecting a stormy session going by the events of the last few weeks," he said, adding the House will begin the proceedings by paying homage to victims of the building collapse on November 15. Shastri said he has received 545 notices for questions.
He said government will introduce the Court Fee (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2010 in the session. Officials said the bill seeks to refund portion of the court fee to petitioners if the warring parties go for an out-of-court settlement.