New Delhi: The Congress has categorically stated that it will oppose the emergency law passed by the central government to restrict civil service officers of the Delhi government. Accordingly, Aam Aadmi Party has announced that it will participate in the consultation meeting of opposition parties starting today in Bengaluru.
Delhi is under Aam Aadmi Party rule led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. There was frequent conflict between the government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi over the control of civil service officers.
The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court, which heard the case in this regard, gave a verdict on May 11 that the government elected by the people has the power to control the civil service officers.
In this case, the President Draupathi Murmu issued an emergency law to control the civil service officers of the Delhi government. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party strongly opposed this.
Meanwhile, the central government is planning to pass a bill in the upcoming parliamentary session as an alternative to this emergency law. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested parties other than the BJP to oppose the bill. The Congress party’s position on the issue was not announced.
In this case, it has already been announced that the 2nd consultation meeting of the opposition parties on working together in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be held in Bengaluru today and tomorrow.
At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party said that it will participate in this meeting only if the Congress agrees to protest against the Delhi Ordinance.
In this case, it has been announced that the monsoon session of the Parliament will begin on the 20th. Following this, a meeting of the Congress party on how to act in Parliament was held yesterday in Delhi. In this, it seems that the Delhi Ordinance was also discussed.
Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal told reporters in Delhi yesterday:
The Congress is constantly raising its voice against the central government which is working against the federalism. We continue to oppose the actions of the central government through the governors in opposition-ruled states.
In that sense, we are clear in our stand that we do not support the Emergency Act against the Delhi Government. If this emergency law bill is tabled in parliament, we will oppose it. This is what he said.
AAP Participation: Aam Aadmi Party’s political affairs committee meeting was held yesterday at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence while the Congress said it would oppose the Delhi Ordinance.
After the meeting, Aam Aadmi Party Spokesperson Raghav Chadha told reporters, “The Congress has made its stand clear that we will oppose the Emergency Act against the Delhi government.
Welcome to this announcement. The Aam Aadmi Party will also participate in the meeting of opposition parties starting on the 17th (today) in Bengaluru,” he said.