Delhi Assembly Monsoon Session poised to be stormy
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Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2010, 18:04
New Delhi: The Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly is likely to start on a stormy note tomorrow with BJP set to corner the government on allegations of corruption in Commonwealth Games works as well as delay in implementation of projects linked to the event.

The BJP has already indicated that it will forcefully raise all issues relating to preparation for the mega event as "pride of the entire country is associated with it."

Delhi BJP chief Vijendra Gupta today said the party will stage a demonstration at Delhi Assembly complex tomorrow demanding resignation of Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit for alleged financial bunglings in the Games projects.

He claimed that though Dikshit has all information about the financial bunglings in the Games projects, no action has been taken against anyone so far.

The Delhi Cabinet, meanwhile, met today to finalise the government's strategies to counter the opposition. "We are ready to face the opposition. We have nothing to hide," said a senior minister.

Gupta said BJP will also come down hard on the government on the issue of price rise. "Backbreaking prices of essential commodities have made life difficult for the common man and we are certainly going to take up the issue," said Delhi BJP chief Vijendra Gupta.

He said the party will also forcefully raise the issue of alleged diversion of Rs 744 crore, meant for welfare schemes for SC population, to Games projects.

"This is a big economic crime. The guilty should be sternly punished," he said.

The session, which will have five sittings, ends on August 23.


First Published: Monday, August 16, 2010, 18:04

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