MCD split: Mayor to approach PM, Chidambaram
With the Delhi government pushing for trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi mayor Rajni Abbi has decided to approach the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.delhi Updated: Jun 17, 2011 00:45 IST
With the Delhi government pushing for trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi mayor Rajni Abbi has decided to approach the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.
"We were assured by Home Minister P Chidambaram that once the draft bill is sent to the ministry, we would be given an opportunity to present our views. I will be writing a letter to the Prime Minster and the Home Minister on Friday,” said Abbi.
The Mayor said she will seek an appointment with Home Minister P Chidambaram and that she wants to remind him of his assurance to meet all stakeholders, including Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) representatives, before taking a decision on the division.
"Earlier, we had met P Chidambaram and now we want to remind him to at least give us a hearing. It seems everything is being decided without (taking into account) MCD's views. The Delhi government will be sending the report to him," added Abbi.
The Mayor had, on May 26, called on Chidambaram and expressed the civic body's opposition to the proposed division, which she argued will 'weaken' the corporation.
Abbi had later said that Chidambaram assured her that all stakeholders would be consulted before taking a final decision on the split. Delhi government is likely to finalise the administrative set-up of the three proposed municipal corporations to be formed after splitting the present MCD and send the proposal to the Home Ministry for approval, ahead of next year's civic polls.