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MCD resolution to denounce state govt

With the MCD scheduled to hold its last House meeting of the present term on March 9, BJP leaders have decided to use the forum to vent their ire against successive state governments. They say the governments have been snatching away services from the local body. Since ’70s, services such as electricity, transport and water have been taken away from the MCD. HT reports.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2012 01:17 AM IST

With the MCD scheduled to hold its last House meeting of the present term on March 9, BJP leaders have decided to use the forum to vent their ire against successive state governments. They say the governments have been snatching away services from the local body. Since ’70s, services such as electricity, transport and water have been taken away from the MCD.

“We will present the resolution as a symbol of our stand against the successive Congress and BJP governments. The current Congress-led government decided to split MCD into three corporations, thereby completely crippling local governance,” said a councillor.

He said if the government wanted to split the MCD, it should have allowed the civic body to retain its powers so that the decentralisation helps in augmenting services.

With the State Election Commission implementing code of conduct from March 5, MCD will not be able to make any new announcements at the House meeting, paving way just for resolutions and routine work.

Some councillors expect that apart from the passing of the resolution, both Congress and BJP leaders are bound to clash one last time.

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