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Select Committee rejects MCD amendment bill

In view of the two bills getting rejected, the BJP demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister on moral grounds.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 20:58 IST

In a setback to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, a select committee of the Delhi Assembly on Friday rejected the Delhi Municipal Corporation 2nd amendment bill, 2004.

This is the second bill to be rejected in as many days, with the Committee on Thursday rejecting the controversial Delhi Water Board amendment bill, 2005 that sought to regulate use of ground water in New Delhi.

At its meeting, committee chairman and DPCC chief Rambabu Sharma rejected the DMC amendment bill that had proposed to increase various penalties, sources said.

Sharma refused to divulge the outcome of the meeting, but said that the committee would table its report on the bill in the House in its upcoming Budget Session.

In view of the two bills getting rejected, the BJP demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister on moral grounds.

"These Select Committees are treated as the Mini House of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Therefore, rejection of these bills by the Select Committee has created a constitutional crisis for Delhi Government," Leader of Opposition Jagdish Mukhi said.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 20:47 IST