On Monday, councillors from the AAP and the BJP locked horns over the Delhi floods and Manipur violence during a meeting of the Municipal Corporation Delhi House.
MCD Leader of the House and AAP councillor, Mukesh Goel, opened the session by mentioning the two issues.
While Goel was speaking, he said a BJP councillor “snatched” his microphone and gave it to Leader of Opposition, Raja Iqbal Singh. Within 10 minutes, BJP and AAP leaders began sloganeering. While the AAP hit out at the BJP over the alleged sexual harassment case against BJP MP and outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the BJP targeted the former over landfills in the city.
“AAP leaders ran away from discussion on sensitive issues, the mayor adjourned the House for 15 minutes and when the House resumed, the Mayor, without any discussion in the middle of the protest, got the agenda passed directly… BJP councillors weren’t provided with mics…,” Singh claimed.
According to Singh, the BJP was planning to discuss “the delay in elections of standing and ward committees, a loan of Rs 850 crore to the MCD for landfill elimination, the 1% increase in transfer duty, increase in property tax, vector-borne disease and strike by domestic breeding checkers”.
AAP’s Goel said all relevant issues, including the floods and vector-borne diseases, had been listed for discussion but that couldn’t be carried out due to the chaos. “They didn’t let me complete my condolence message for the Manipur victims and snatched my mic. They should be ashamed of their behaviour,” he added.