New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said the process of trifurcation of the MCD will be set in motion in next eight to ten days.
After a meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram, she
said the Centre is likely to give its clearance to the
proposal very soon following which the process would be
"I hope it will be very soon, in the next eight-ten days
or a week," she said replying to a question on when the
process for trifurcation is expected to be set in motion.
Dikshit said she requested Chidambaram to clear the
proposal as soon as possible as the government wants to
complete the trifurcation process of the Municipal Corporation
of Delhi (MCD) ahead of the poll code of conduct coming into
force. MCD elections are slated for April next year.
"I have come here to discuss the MCD issue. Whatever
reply the Home Minister had sought has been given to him. We
came to emphasise that it would be good if it takes place as
early as possible because we have to pass it (the bill) in the
assembly. The assembly will sit in October," she said.
Asked about Chidambaram`s response, she said, "The Home
Minister said that the Lt Governor has given a report which he
has not seen yet. But I hope he will see it soon."
The city government had sent the proposal for
trifurcation of MCD to the Home Ministry in July.