AAP MLA from Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh said legislators will seek more clarity on the powers of the Delhi Assembly and the government in the House after the HC order.As the Delhi Assembly’s four-day session commences from Monday, the AAP MLAs are likely to seek clarity over “jurisdiction” of Delhi government and the Lt Governor and ask the city administration to move the Supreme Court on the issue.
Sources said confusion has prevailed among the ruling party legislators over rights of the Assembly after the Delhi High Court order which had stamped the primacy of the Lt Governor in the city administration earlier this month.
The issue of the arrest of AAP MLAs is expected to be raised by the ruling party members too. “After the court order, most MLAs are in a doubt over rights of the Assembly and government and want to seek clarity over the issue. In view of this, they will table resolution on the floor of the House asking the Delhi government to move Supreme Court,” a party functionary said.AAP MLA from Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh said legislators will seek more clarity on the powers of the Delhi Assembly and the government in the House after the HC order.
“The issue about the confusion over the recent High Court order will certainly be raised. We will seek more clarity on the powers of the Delhi Assembly and the government.
“In other places, the government has the power to directly present the bill before Assembly, but in Delhi the situation is the other way round. Legislations require prior sanction of the LG,” Singh said.
The Kejriwal government has already announced that it will move the Supreme Court against the HC verdict which had ruled that LG is the administrative head of Delhi on August 4.
During the four-day Session, AAP government will also table two Bills including Ambedkar University Bill and Luxury Tax Amendment Bill. Government will do away with luxury tax on hotel room renting up to Rs 1500 in the national capital.
As per the existing Delhi Tax on Luxuries Act (1996), any person who stays in a hotel room whose tariff is Rs 750 per day or above, has to pay luxury tax.
The Opposition BJP will also seek to corner the AAP dispensation over numbers of issues including imposition of Section 144 near the CM’s residence. Opposition Leader Vijender Gupta said that BJP will confront the ruling party for its “unconstitutional” action leading to a “piquant situation” in running the government.