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BJP may not block MCD split proposal

delhi Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:01 IST
Atul Mathur

It may have been vociferous against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) trifurcation in public, the Opposition BJP, however, may allow the proposal to be cleared by the Assembly on Thursday.

Senior BJP leaders and MLAs said the party had always been in support of smaller civic bodies, which are administratively easier to run, and would not oppose the Congress-led government during the voting.

The Congress government has called a two-day Assembly session to clear the proposal to split the MCD in three parts. The Central government has already cleared the proposal.

"How can we oppose the proposal when we have always been supportive to the idea of breaking the civic body? We have been demanding a separate municipal corporation for east Delhi, which covers almost one-third of Delhi. It has been an integral part of our agenda too," said a BJP MLA. Interestingly, leader of the opposition in Assembly, VK Malhotra, had recommended dividing the civic body in five parts in his report a few years ago.

In the legislative party meet on Monday, the MLAs viewed they would clear the trifurcation proposal, but corner the Congress on the issues of FDI in retail sector and enhanced power tariff in the Capital.