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Delhi Assembly: BJP to bring no-confidence motion against Kejriwal government today

AAP may target LG V K Saxena and the Centre over the arrest of Manish Sisodia

Arvind Kejriwal AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal |PTI

The budget sesison of Delhi Assembly that begins Friday will have the BJP bringing a no-confidence motion against the Arvind Kejriwal government. The session will also witness heated debates between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and BJP over the arrest of AAP leader Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Excise Policy Scam.

The session will start with an address by the lieutenant governor (LG) and the budget will be presented on March 21, reported PTI. New finance minister Kailash Gahlot will present the annual budget for 2023-24. Gahlot assumed the charge as finance minister after the arrest of Sisodia.

According to a senior AAP leader, the party will raise the topic of Sisodia's arrest and the LG's interference in the working of the elected government. "The party will also raise the issue of the LG being involved in an incident with noted social activist Medha Patkar in 2002. We will also raise the issue of misuse of CBI and ED by the BJP-ruled Centre and the LG's interference in government functioning," he said. 

The focus of the session will be on making Delhi a modern, clean and development-oriented city, said AAP leader. "There will be more focus on providing funds for sanitation, cleaning garbage mountains, making world class infrastructure in Delhi, making it development oriented in terms of good transport, making well connected network and bringing more electric buses," Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

BJP to target AAP

The opposition BJP will also train its guns on the Delhi government with leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri promising to bring a no-confidence motion against the Arvind Kejriwal government over "corruption".

A statement issued by the BJP MLAs said they will corner the Kejriwal government as its two ministers were behind bars and it was facing allegations of "scams" involving liquor policy, classroom construction, electricity subsidy, and snooping by its Feedback Unit. "In such a situation, this government has no moral or constitutional right to be in office and a no-confidence motion is being brought against the government," it said.

Bidhuri said the budget session has been called only for five days, out of which the provision of question hour has been kept only on two days. "This is like attacking the rights of the legislators and this government is continuously robbing the rights of the legislators," he alleged.

The BJP will demand that the session be extended by at least 10 days, he said.

The opposition will also raise issues like corruption, air pollution, drinking water crisis, collapse of the transport system, non-opening of new schools and colleges, lack of teachers, irregularities in mohalla clinics, and the Yamuna pollution in the Assembly.

(With inputs from PTI)

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