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Sealing issue to dominate Delhi Assembly

india Updated: Oct 27, 2006 22:20 IST

The sealing issue and the accompanying heated debate would dominate the ten-day Delhi assembly session beginning October 30.

To pledge the support of the Delhi government to the traders, chief minister Sheila Dikshit would move a resolution on the first day itself.

Talking to reporters before the session, Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh said he has received a notice from the chief minister on a government resolution. The resolution, to be adopted by the House, says, "Sealing drive by MCD be stopped immediately till the finalisation of the Master Plan of Delhi 2021".

The Speaker gave details of the business to be conducted by the House in the 10-day session ending on November 10. He said so far 787 notices for questions have been received to date.

Three MLAs want a discussion on corruption prevailing in MCD  While BJP legislators have decided to slam the government on "corruption" prevailing in MCD.

NCP’s Ramvir Singh Bidhuri has moved a private member’s resolution which says, "MCD be dissolved and divided into five parts so that more effective and time bound services could be made available to the citizens of Delhi."

The other discussions would be on relaxation of property tax in the villages of Delhi, situation arising due to spread of dengue, problem of water, power situation, price increase of essential commodities and law and order problem in the city.

Among the Bills to be introduced in the assembly include, Delhi Tibbia College (Take over) Amendment Bill, Delhi Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill and the Bill pertaining to increase in pay and allowances of the MLAs.  The Assembly Secretariat has so far not received any notice for the introduction of the controversial Groundwater (Amendment) Bill which levies user charges for extracting groundwater.

One of the important private members’ resolution is that of Congress MLA Jile Singh Chauhan. The MLAs resolution says: “On the occasion of 150th anniversary of 1857 revolution, historical heritage of Delhi be developed and a special monuments constructed in the memory of the warriors of the first freedom struggle”.

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