BJP to boycott high-powered committee

BJP announced boycotting a high-powered committee, set up last month by the Delhi government to examine the division of MCD into a number of workable units, terming the move as "politically motivated".

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday announced boycotting a
high-powered committee, set up last month by the Delhi
government to examine the division of MCD into a number of
workable units, terming the move as "politically motivated".

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly V K Malhotra, who
was appointed as a member of the five-member committee said,
"The party has decided to boycott the committee. We feel the
move is politically motivated and we are resigning from it,"
Malhotra told reporters here.

Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi is also a member of the
committee from the saffron party.

The Delhi Government, which has been critical of MCD`s
functioning under the BJP, had set up the committee to examine
a possible division of the civic body.

"If the committee`s mandate is extended to suggest reform
in Delhi Development Authority and Delhi Police, then we will
cooperate with it. But why they are only targeting MCD,"
Malhotra asked.

Criticising the functioning of MCD, Dikshit had said the
government wants the division to serve the people better.

The government had in the past set up various
administrative committees to recommend reorganisation of the
civic body but this is for the first time that a committee
comprising political leaders has been formed.

Senior Minister A K Walia was appointed as chairman of
the committee which also included his cabinet colleagues
Arvinder Singh Lovely and Raj Kumar Chauhan.

The committee, which will meet tomorrow for the first
time, is expected to study all recommendations of earlier
committees constituted by the Union Government to suggest
reforms in MCD.

PTI

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