Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Arvind Kejriwal) on Wednesday said it was a “sad day” for democracy after the Delhi National Capital Territory Government (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha. He said he would continue to struggle to re-hand over power to the people.
Parliament passed the Delhi National Capital Territory Government (Amendment) Bill, 2021, giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. Kejriwal has described it as a sad day for Indian democracy.
Cm Kejriwal tweeted, “Rajya Sabha passes GNCTD Bill. Sad day for Indian democracy. People will continue to struggle to re-hand over power.
Whatever hurdles come, we will continue to do a good job. Will not stop working, not slow down.”
Black Day for Democracy’
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia described it as Kala Diwas for Democracy. “Today is a black day for democracy. The rights of the government elected by the people of Delhi were taken away and handed over to LG. Ironically, parliament was elected to assassinate democracy, which is the temple of our democracy. The people of Delhi will fight against this dictatorship.”
Bill passed in Parliament by strangulation of democracy’
AAP MP Sanjay Singh said, “This non-constitutional bill has been passed in Parliament by strangulating democracy. The bill has proved that narendra modi, if he is afraid of anyone, is named arvind kejriwal. In other states, the Aam Aadmi Party is expanding, and the bill has been brought in a panic.”
Uproar in the House during discussion on bill
The House witnessed a huge uproar during the discussion on the bill. Both sides and the opposition were fiercely commented on each other. Due to this, the House was adjourned twice.
The Aam Aadmi Party joined the Congress, RJD, NCP, DMK, TRS Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal and TMC as well as other opposition parties on the issue of opposing the bill. But on the occasion of passing the bill, all parties walked out of the House with the Congress.