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Parliament passes Delhi Services Bill with 131-102 vote in Rajya Sabha

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      08 August, 2023 09:34 PM      0 Comments
Parliament passes Delhi Services Bill with 131-102 vote in Rajya Sabha [Watch Video]

NEW DELHI: Parliament has on August 7, 2023 passed a Bill to replace an Ordinance that took away the Delhi government’s control over transfer and postings of its bureaucrats, with the Rajya Sabha clearing the legislation after a 131-102 vote following over eight hours long debate.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Bill “in no way violates the Supreme Court judgement” which was in favour of the Delhi government. It is aimed at an “effective, corruption-free governance” in the national capital, he said.

The voting saw the Opposition marshalling all its resources by bringing in ailing former prime minister Manmohan Singh, JMM’s Shibu Soren and JD(U)’s Bashisht Narain Singh, but it could gather only 102 votes against the government’s 131.

There were heated moments when AAP’s Raghav Chadha moved a motion to send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha Select Committee with the names of five members from BJP, BJD and AIADMK, who claimed they did not give permission to include their names.

AAP’s Sanjay Singh could not vote as he is suspended from the House.

Replying to the debate on the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, Shah said, "When you fight the panchayat election and ask for powers of Parliament, it cannot be fulfilled constitutionally. When you fight the election of MLA or to claim the post of Chief Minister of Delhi, you have to know that it is not a State but a Union Territory. You can have any dream, but the dream can be fulfilled only based on which election you fight."

The Home Minister also said AAP wants to enjoy the powers of a full State and this is why the party was opposing the Bill. "We don't need power because the people of India have already blessed us with that. We have brought this amendment to prevent encroachment of power," he said.



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