Budget to be presented in MCD House tomorrow

For the first time ever, a special meeting of MCD to present its budget estimates was adjourned midway on January 28 after Congress created a ruckus.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: After its budget session ended
abruptly following ruckus caused by opposition Congress, the
MCD will hold another meeting on Monday for presentation of the
budget proposals for 2011-12.

Asked whether the presentation of the budget by MCD
Standing Committee Chairman Yogender Chandolia will be allowed
without any hindrance, Leader of Opposition J K Sharma said
his party will not cause any disruption during the meeting of
the MCD House tomorrow.

For the first time ever, a special meeting of MCD to
present its budget estimates was adjourned midway on January
28 after Congress created a ruckus accusing ruling BJP of
misleading people on allocating additional Rs 50 lakh to
councillors for development work.

Chandolia, who was to read out his budget proposals,
could only table the document amid din. After the meeting was
adjourned, BJP flayed Congress for the disruption and took out
a protest march.

The Congress members said the announcement on
Councillors` fund was made at a meeting of MCD House on
December 13 but when members approached the officials with
estimates for their development works, they were told that
there is no money.

Congress members alleged that Chairmen of Standing and
Works Committee as well as the Mayor have written letters
about release of funds but no money was being made available
for the councilors.

PTI