Lok Sabha passes bill to unify MCD bodies

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Lok Sabha passes bill to unify MCD bodies
Lok Sabha passes bill to unify MCD bodies

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Wednesday cleared the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which seeks to unify the three municipal corporations of Delhi.

In 2011, Shiela Dikshit government had trifurcated the MCD to ensure better services can be delivered.

The MCD Bill tabled by the Union Minister Amit Shah aims at joining all three entities into one for better synergy and usage of resources.

Lok Sabha cleared the bill via a voice note despite several amendments moved by the Opposition members.

Speaking at the parliament, Amit Shah blamed AAP for having a step motherly attitude towards MCD. "Today, I want to say this with responsibility that the Delhi government has a step-motherly attitude towards MCD due to which they feel unequipped with adequate resources to fulfil their responsibilities."

He also mentioned that the trifurcation was done due to political reasons.

Currently, the three corporations in Delhi -- North, South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations -- have a total of 272 seats, out of which North and South corporations have 104 seats each, while the East corporation has 64.