The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (amendment) Bill has received a nod from the Lok Sabha. The Bill bestows more powers in the hands of the Lieutenant Governor and renders the elected government almost irrelevant.
The Bill raised a lot of criticism from the ruling Aam Admi Party. As per the Bill the expression “government” will mean Lieutenant Governor in laws made by the Legislative Assembly.
The other provision that had raised a lot of eyebrows is the one which specified that the opinion of the LG has to be sought for any executive action.
After the passage of the Bill, Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, in a tweet said that the passage of the GNCTD amendment Bill in Lok Sabha is an insult to the people of Delhi.
The Bill effectively takes away powers from those who were voted by people and gives powers to run Delhi to those who were defeated, he tweeted, accusing that BJP has cheated the people.